It’s been nearly two months since Zombie Casserole premiered on Saturday August 17 at the Mascara and Popcorn Film Festival in Montreal. John and I made the road trip up to Canada on the Thursday and Friday prior and met up with:
- Bob Sadur – Kent Whiffley, Zombie Bob
- Jim Poserina – Zombie #5
- Mike Kendall – News Announcer (V.O.)
From that point on we spent the weekend eating, drinking and making merry with cool people we met at the festival.
It was the first time the film was being shown to a group of people who had nothing to do with the production, which was fairly nerve-wracking – but nothing that some well-timed malt pops couldn’t cure. The screening went well, with people laughing in the right places – hint: this is a good sign for a comedy.
Fast forward to September 15, and we hosted a screening of the film for the cast and crew at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. While everyone watched the film, John and I hid at the back cowering with our beers. Once again, people were laughing in the right places.
Our next screening is at the Mensa Halloweem event in Chicago, followed by the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York (January 17-19).
In the meantime, John and I are putting the final touches on DVDs and a bunch of other ancillary stuff, starting to script our next project, getting some podcast appearances scheduled and assisting people in other projects (including a comedy web series).
Did I mention that this last week, we got the first review of any of our stuff – EVER??? And yes – it was for Zombie Casserole.
It’s really been a busy few months, during which, over beers – which incidentally is what got us into this whole filmmaking thing (yes, it’s a theme) – John and I have reflected on how much our circles of friends have grown over these past two years and how unexpected it is to have people know us as filmmakers rather than all the other things we’ve been known for in our lives. Not bad for a couple of grumpy middle-aged software developers.