So, we’ve been in Park City for five days now and my head is spinning. We premiered the film on Saturday and had a great crew in town: Jen Welsh, who plays Kat, Greg Lyons, who plays Jack, my finance Beth, high school pal Tom Bilotta, and Greg’s ECC bandmate, Josh Ostrander. Of course, 10AM on a Saturday is a difficult slot – especially after a ton of great parties Friday night. The film looked and sounded great, thanks to hard work of the Slamdance projection crew. The response was incredible – so many amazing comments after and questions for the cast. Jen and Greg did a fantastic job in the Q&A and really captured their experiences as first time actors now in Park City.
On Sunday morning, Greg and Josh hit the road for their tour while Beth and Jenny caught their flight back to Philly. Meanwhile, Irene Longshore, who plays Julie, flew in and we hit the town with Tom Bilotta to spread the word for Tuesday’s screening. However, when we arrived that the Treasure Mountain Inn we saw:
Three days before our screening and it was already sold out! Everyone we spoke to on Sunday had already heard great things about the film – the small Saturday crowd had been talking us up! By Sunday evening the phone was ringing and we began setting up meetings with interested parties.
So, right now, my head is spinning but the news is all good. Speaking of which, we have 2 very cool announcements to make in the next month….
I’ll touch base after tomorrow’s screening.
Tom Quinn grew up in Bucks County, PA, where he directed his first feature, Lusting for Dust Words, several shorts, and freelanced as a camera assistant. His film, Via Bicycles, was a 2006 Eastman Scholars finalist and received a Motion Picture Association Award. His current feature film, The New Year Parade, was one of ten projects selected for the 2007 IFP Narrative Rough Cut Labs. He is currently working toward his MFA at Temple University.
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