So yes, film festival season is upon us, and we’re busy tightening up The Wireless Generation and getting ready to send it out to the likes of the Toronto Film festival (deadline in April) plus many more.
A few things since our far-too-long-ago update. We finished the film this fall and sent it out to a few very ambitious film festivals. We didn’t get in. We kind of knew that would happen.
We did, however get two offers from distribution companies to “potentially” work with us on getting the film out there, which is very encouraging.
There are still a ton of festivals to apply to and we’ve only scratched the service.
Oh and this happened:
Stella Lucia was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Feb 26th, 2013!
And we sent out the postcards! (email us at wifigenmovie @ gmail . com if you didn’t get yours AND you filled out your Kickstarter reward questionnaire AND you pledged $15 or more). The awesome Mai Sai lantern release photo was taken by our friend Dustin Main.
These are the extras, btw. Very happy with how they came out, and if you have yours and want to show it off, email us a pic and we'll brag about how awesome you are. If you didn't get it, let me know. I suspect a few of you are missing these.
So what happens next? Well, we’re doing a big push this spring for nailing down some festival dates, but we’re at the mercy of those festivals. If the worst case scenario happens and we don’t make it into any (unlikely, we think) then we’ll look at scheduling premiere dates for our seven city tour, plus talk to distributors about cutting the DVD sooner, rather than later (we won’t be held to the festival rules of “no preview DVDs”) and we’ll go from there.
So lots of things in the works, some of them we can’t discuss yet and other’s we’re still working on, but we’ve been super busy rolling up our sleeves and making this happen! We can say though three things:
- WOAH, making this film has been so amazing but also so much more work than we ever dreamed.
- Going forward, expect more updates in this space and the Facebook group about how we are progressing, and in general pick up the conversation about remote working. We want to hear from those of you who do it and those who want to. I think we did ourselves a disservice by putting our heads down and trying to plow through the work of getting the film done without spending enough time keeping people informed on how things are progressing, so moving forward we will make being available a priority and start peppering you with all sorts of stuff we do and find for you.
- We truly could have never done this without you. The Kickstarter funds have let us finish this film from color correction to music licensing and a million little fees and costs that quite quickly add up. There was no way we were prepared to even pay for the enormous amount of festival fees never mind getting our film shipped out to everyone.
So thank you again and I hope you’ll follow us along on this journey!