May 21, 2015
After a good run of Vermont preview screenings for Peter and John, I am working between now and June 10th to 1) make final picture tweaks to clarify a couple of story points; 2) adjust three or four music cues; 3) record about five lines of additional actor dialogue; 4) conduct the final sound mix; and 5) do three days of color correction to bring all of the visual elements further into play with each other.
All of this is being done to prepare for our sold-out world premiere festival screening on Saturday, June 27th at the Nantucket Film Festival (3:45pm at the Dreamland Theater) and our Theatrical World Premiere on Friday, July 3rd at the Cape Cinema in Dennis, MA. We'll have additional premiere events at Nantucket's Dreamland Theater (Sunday, July 5th at 6pm and 8:30) and Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT (Friday, July 10th).
We've posted a first round of additional summer screenings at KingdomCounty.org. We'll keep posting dates as they come in--so do check back. And if you have an idea of a screening near where you live, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you donated $180 or more to our Kickstarter campaign, you are entitled to a free ticket to a Peter and John screening, including a premiere screening. Donors of $60 or more can attend any non-premiere screening. I'm sorry that we don't have tickets for the Nantucket Film Festival screening--the screening sold out within hours of going on sale and I don't even have a ticket for myself. If you donated $180 or more and it's the only screening you can attend, let me know and I'll do the best I can for you.
We have also posted more than 35 summer show dates on our website; KingdomCounty.org. You can pre-order tickets, if you'd like, through Greer Lemnah in the KCP office. These include your free ticket and any that you may want to purchase. Greer can be reached at email@example.com or by phone to 802-357-4616. We will then place your name on our guest list--for the night of the show.
We're very pleased to be starting to share Peter and John with audiences--I plan to attend most summer dates and will look forward to seeing you along the trail of our summer barnstorming tour.
We'll also distribute reward DVD's later this summer.
Thanks so much for your generous support, I'll continue to post updates as the summer progresses.
I am also starting work for our next Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where students from multiple colleges come to Marlboro College for a semester that includes classes, workshops, visiting artists, student filmmaking, and the preparation and production of a feature film for national release. If you know a film, theater, visual arts, photography, or creative writing student who might want to know more, there's information at Movies.Marlboro.edu. We'll start our next session in January 2016 -- and we plan to produce Wetware, a noir thriller set in the near future. The film will be based on the novel by Craig Nova, that Washington Post critic Michael Dirda called, "A haunting, heart-stoppingly exciting, brilliantly structured novel of suspense, ideas, and subtle characterization.” We'll try to do it justice.
Feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions,
All the best,