Hope everyone is having an amazing summer!
We're pleased to announce that we have "locked" picture on MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE and completed our final music mix! (I am using quotes, however, because we still have just a few small adjustments that need to be made--a few last B-roll changes, some graphics, opening and end credits, additional sound design, mastering, etc.)
There's still a ton of work left to be done, but now that the finish line is fast approaching, we can finally think about where we're going to show our film. Ideally, we're planning to hopefully debut the film in screening events this October, which will mark the 15th anniversary of Matt's death.
We're a small team working on a truly independent film without a fancy distribution deal, but we are absolutely passionate about getting as many people to see the film as we possibly can. We believe this telling of Matt's story, through the personal lens of his family and friends, will change hearts and minds. But we could use all the help that we can get:)
We have a lot of exciting ideas and upcoming plans for where and how we will eventually screen the film, but we want to hear YOUR ideas!
Once the film is completely done, we of course want to screen the film in theatrical venues (wherever possible--money permitting), but we're particularly excited about the idea of people gathering together in community and campus screenings across the country to learn about Matt's story. (Especially people and communities that don't traditionally get the opportunity to see a film like ours in their town.)
So we are looking to our own amazing Kickstarter supporters for ideas on people and groups who would like to see or host an MSIAFOM screening in their own communities.
Would you like to see MSIAFOM in your town? Would a school or organization you're involved with be interested in screening the film? Do you have a good screening idea? We'd love to hear from you!
As always, thanks so much for your help and continued support!
With love and gratitude,
Michele & the "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine" team