Apologies. I realize I haven’t updated the blog in ions, but don’t fret – that doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned you or A Boy’s Life. On the contrary, we’re still in the eye of the tornado. It’s been nearly a year since we’ve begun active pre-production and now that the film’s finished and we’re waiting on festivals, it becomes less about filmmaking and more about the perfect festival fit.
Festivals are a tricky game. Unless you’re chums with the programmers or sleeping with Robert Redford, we cross our fingers that the theme or story fits in a certain spot within the festival. Short films are like accessories. These programmers need their designer ensemble, the features films, to highlight the festival while the short films customize the outfit. It’s like couture… if it’s not the perfect fit the entire garb falls apart.
In the meantime, as we head into the New Year, all we can do is make sure we’re shined, hemmed, and ironed until we’re accepted into the perfect festival.