The audience has landed at the CENTURY theater and for the past hour a steady stream of people have lined up, presented their advanced event tickets and walked into auditorium # 11 - and the theater is now FULL.
After a brief introduction of my film, I joined them and got to sit back, relax and enjoy a great flick.
MY FLICK ???? right here on this huuuge screen with top of the line sound system???
OH boy I gotta tell you, once you've seen it like this, in all it's glory, as God intended, there is no going back. the big screen is where it's at.
What a great experience and even greater feeling!
I joined in with the audience, laughing at the funny parts, crying as always at the climax scene... And basically was just a spectator that day.
Got to do some Q&A with the audience after the film was over and then rushed to the hallway to join my team of volunteers (more about that in my next post) to sign DVDs. Tinothy Luke (JOHNNY CALLAWAY) and Art Clifford (ART DELANEY) were both at the screening and it was a real treat for the fans to meet them up close and personal. People snapped photos and at some point I had a darn long line in front of my little table, waiting to get their DVD signed.
I really love the fans. You guys is what keeps us going. Just to see the smile on your faces, hear you share your love and excitement for this film, is by far the most rewarding part of this adventure.
I was pretty beat and STARVED by the time I got home. Our little team went to din din but I think I fell asleep in my mashed potatoes ...
Next day I had to be up at 5AM to get to the car show at 7 and be all set-up by 9AM.
This filmmaker is in bad need of some rest, but today ain't gonna be that day.
Fortunately, we all had a blast at the show. Fans were awesome, and hailed from every corner of the world. I met some hard core French fans, Swedish fans, Spanish fans, Germand fans.. Even some Japanese fans! Word of mouth travels fast and apparently it also travels FAR...
5704573845775000 autographs later, it was time to pack up and go home. The deuce got a lot of attention that day, smiling for photos, and it was tired, too. It was happy to retire inside it's garage (more on this in my next blog) and go to sleep...
Below: Signing autographs and taking pictures with the fans
Sweet dreams my love! More adventures await us Wednesday! So get your beauty sleep and I think I'm gonna do the same.