On Feb 3, we released a trailer for out film on youtube. There was a planned screening on Feb 15. We , at this point, had not even finished the edit for the screening. Actually, the edit wasn't quite finished on Feb 15.
A day or so before the screening, I got an email from a rep at sxsw. He had seen the trailer and remembered that I had previously submitted The Awkward Comedy Show to the fest a few years ago. apparently it had almost gotten in, nice to hear at this point. Anywaaaaaaaaaaay..... The rep asked for a screener of Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!
A bout a week later we heard that sxsw would like to premiere our movie at their festival. We would have a late premiere because there were only a few slots left but on the upside we were invited to the fest. Holy shit, for real!
The downside. We had a week to finish our film. That meant we had to do like a month of post production in a week. Lots of love goes out to my editor Steve Rosenthal, and my Sound re-recordist Jason Kanter. We all had very little sleep and many aggravating phone calls that whole week, but hey, A feature I directed is premiering at SXSW!