The SXSW Premiere, Rave Reviews, and now... THE REST OF THE WORLD!
Consider the following: the world premiere at SXSW was a smash hit! There were many many Kickstarter backers in attendance, so thank you to everyone who came out to Austin and saw the film. We literally could not have made the movie without our amazing backers!
The film, so far, is being positively received— the reviews are excellent (Variety, IndieWire, Austin Chronicle, Hollywood Reporter, Movieweb, Roger Ebert, Tracking Board, Ars Technica, The Concordian, Stat News, and Inverse) and the audience reaction has been really effusive and warm. We had to turn away 1000+ people who came to the premiere, which was a bummer, but showed us that the demand for a documentary on Bill Nye is bigly YUGE.
We had a blast celebrating with The Planetary Society. In particular, we loved hanging out in the green room with board member Bob Picardo. If you’re not yet a member, what are you waiting for?! As Bill likes to say, “Space brings us together.”
The Q&A after the premiere was a reminder that we are not alone: Bill Nye had a profound impact on many young adults who entered the STEM fields because of his show. Many questioners shared emotional and personal stories about how influential Bill was to their becoming a doctor, physicist, biologist or science journalist, etc. Wow, just wow…
Our favorite part of every screening is seeing the thousands of names at the end of the film who helped produce this movie. The experience during the four screenings has become predictably familiar: the audience first stares, smiles, laughs, and then finally is in shock at how many backers supported the film! Almost two years hence, YOU still hold the record for the documentary film with the most backers. We posted the end of the credits— see if you can spot your name!
The film is still looking for a home, so stay tuned for where the film ends up! Can’t wait to share the movie with all of you!
Always and forever— SCIENCE RULES! David & Jason