Thursday, May 26, 2005

Morning Sickness

No I'm not pregnant, but I just may puke.

It's the morning before the premiere. I'm excited and nervous as balls. No idea why I'm nervous. We did the preview screening with 250 people and I wasn't really nervous at all. What difference is this besides another 300 more people added? It's going to be fun. To be honest I'm probably more excited that my entire family (minus grandma) are coming up from Florida today and that tonight for the first time ever I will have my ENTIRE family (minus Florida grandma and cousin Rebecca) in one room. That's a rarer sight than Haley's Comet.

The local reviews of Blasto came out today. You can check them out on our website. It was nearly all positive except for a few complaints about "immature acting" and overuse of the comic panels. (Most of my friends that saw the rough cut commented that I should have used MORE comic panels.) They also called me the "son of a Munhall bartender" which did NOT make my mother happy. (She's no longer a bartender.) All in all it was neat to hear what people outside of the project had to say about the film and I've got to get used to people giving criticism because NO movie in the history of cinema has been loved by EVERYONE. And at the same time I can't help but feel a little twinge of hurt to see anyone say anything negative, no matter how small, about something we've worked on for so long. It'd be like the nurse commenting on how beautiful your newborn child is except for that lopsided nostril. True, he may have a lopsided nostril, he actually might be an ugly little baby that looks more like Warwick Davis covered in jelly, but to the mother that baby is the most beautiful thing she's ever seen. Especially now that the things finally out. Not sure how this post became so entwined with childbirth analogies.

Remember, the best seats are in the C-section and we'll see you at the afterbirth......I mean after-party.


Levi said...

The Loews showing was amazing. As far as those reviews, the comic bars were an incredible touch, but the acting could've been enhanced. Don't let that get you down, because leaving the theater, I had my heart set on that DVD. And I got it. The next day, I showed the first couple chapters of it in study hall. The other kids were like: "I want to watch Clone Wars, let's watch Incredibles" and stuff like that. After awhile though, they were laughing and asking to borrow my DVD and asking as to where they might buy it.

Don't get discouraged by those reviewers, you pulled off a great piece of film, which I'm proudly in the process of showing to my classmates, my friends, and family.

I'm thanking God that I have an uncle who got me tickets, and grandparents that took me to Loews. Three years and $7,000 later, you can sigh a sigh of relief.


CP said...

Thanks for the post. I appreciate the feedback and support. I'll past it along to the rest of the crew.