Last night was our private cast, crew & supporter screening of our 2 new shorts, and we had about 25 people in house. Thank you everyone who came out, and who supported the films on Seed&Spark last year!
Those in attendance had some lovely comments about both films, but could not stop raving about "Not Our Living Room" in particular. Kelsey & I personally have a little more preference for "We Had Plans," but that's mostly because it's more subtle & nuanced and feels like a bigger achievement due to how it's subverting gender and exploring something big in a variety of very confined ways. However, the films are so drastically different; in tone, feel, story & most importantly our intention behind each. The theme of loss and the motif of exploring siblings stuck (metaphorically or literally) in a room together is all that unites them. Normally, I wouldn't compare my work against itself, but screening them back to back and funding them as companion pieces sort of brought that out in everyone. I think "We Had Plans" requires rewatch, while "Not Our Living Room" only invites it. So, I'm curious to hear feedback from our supporters again when they've had the opportunity to rewatch both.
It was the 1st time we screened "Not Our Living Room" for an audience, but the 2nd for "We Had Plans." The 1st for that was last month (exactly 1 month ago) at the NYC PictureStart Film Festival. Check out the recap of that & see what the audience reaction was like HERE.
We're crossing our fingers for some additional festival screenings for both films later this year!