Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Audience is a modest little film I wrote and directed, and stars the delightful actors Patrick McKenna and Sandy Kellerman (who also co-produced it with me). It was made with support from Bravo!FACT, a terrific resource that Canadian filmmakers have to make short films. Bravo!FACT has now added it to their Youtube channel.
Unfortunately, The Audience didn't break out on the festival circuit, even though many people have told me that it is ideal for festivals and I had expected that it would be as well. However, it didn't get picked up by nearly as many as I would have hoped even though we submitted it very widely. I think festivals get so many hundreds or even thousands of submissions now that something simple like this piece is easily lost. It's a shame really because whenever it has played, the response has been terrific, it gets lots of laughs, and people are very generous with their praise. I have found that very gratifying.
I think you'll get a kick out of it, especially if you watch it with some company. You'll understand soon enough why it works best when you watch it with others.
Feel free to let me know what you think, in the comments below or on the Youtube page.