Hello friends and supporters!
It’s been a while since you’ve received and update. I apologize for having gone dark. A lot has been happening, so here is the latest:
We are slowly but surely getting all of your Kickstarter rewards sent out. I admit, there have been some snafus with the postal service/UPS. I’ve learned a little bit about international shipping. You have to be very careful to fill out the forms just right or else packages will never arrive.
To all of our supporters waiting on rewards in the mail, I apologize for the long waits. I haven’t forgotten about you! And, I will make sure you get your goodies ASAP!
WHEN DO I GET TO SEE “THE CLEANSING HOUR?!”
This has been the most common question I’ve gotten, understandably.
So, here’s the deal: TCH is currently submitted to 26 film festivals, many of which prohibit public exhibition of the film before the festival. If we release the film online (with or without our consent) or screen it publicly, we will officially disqualify ourselves from competition. So, until all of the festivals have run their course, we cannot send the digital downloads or the DVDs. This will take us into next year.
This sucks. I know. I feel the same way about it as you. Really, I do. I want nothing more than to share the film with the people who helped me create it.
On the other hand, film festivals are really good exposure for the film. More exposure can mean a lot of good things for this project—which is part of the reason why we made it in the first place, you’ll recall. Our intent was always to make the feature-length film, and the short is one of the stepping-stones toward it. Likewise, exposure at film festivals will help gin up interest in the feature. So the more people see it in a festival setting, the better.
I blame myself for not thinking further ahead and setting your expectations in advance. Lesson learned. But, in the long run, this will pay off. I hope you understand.
In the meantime, for those of you who live in or around L.A., hit me up. You know how to find me. Maybe we can arrange a time to watch the movie together. I’d be happy to screen TCH for you on my laptop. Or, if enough people are interested, I might arrange a small private screening in a proper theater. Just let me know if that’s something you’d like to do.
THE CLEANSING HOUR FEATURE FILM IS IN THE WORKS!
The short has generated a lot of buzz! So, Aaron and I are working hard on the feature-length screenplay, which we’ll have ready to take out in the fall.
EUROPE, HERE WE COME!
THE CLEANSING HOUR has received its first film festival acceptance! I am not yet at liberty to say which festival it is because they have not made their acceptance list public. However, I will say that it’s a prestigious festival, and I am quite honored to be a part of it. The TCH team will be crossing the pond this year to be part of the film competition. So, put on your birthday suits, European friends, because TCH likes to party!