I’ve had a couple of slow days, but I figure I deserve them. I haven’t really had a chance to catch up on my sloth until now.
The Dracula demo played to a theatre full of people on Friday night. There were about 300 folks in the audience and most of them didn’t know me, or were expecting to see anything but the movie they came to see.
Even so, despite crashing their party, the demo was extremely well received. Everyone laughed at the funny parts, and even at a few parts I wasn’t expecting. They applauded enthusiastically at the end. Not a bad focus group. I guess that means the demo’s good. I have to thank John Johnstone for the captive audience… he was premiering his film ‘Dungeon Crawl’ and let me slip Dracula into the mix.
This is going to be a month of beginnings and endings. In addition to the closing paperwork for ‘Crimes of the Art’ (and subsequent invoicing) the Tax Credit money for ‘InJustice’ finally landed in my account. I now have enough resources in place to coast for several months if need be, while I work on the next big thing (whatever that is). I’ll be planning some business trips and using the time to develop new projects while the previous ones peculate. I might even find my way down to Bucharest for a bit of a retreat.
The month coincides with some timely assignments that I have to do for my Film 486 class. Annmarie has us working on business plans for our companies and marketing plans for our projects. It couldn’t be a more perfect time to undertake these activities if I circled it on my pie in the sky calendar.
Funny how things just kinda fall into place eh?