I'm floored to find out that I haven't posted here in over 3 years. I've been editing and managing the festival run of Execution and working, albeit sporadically, on ISNESS, the graphic novel.
It's been interesting to discover who the audiences for this film is. It found its way into arthouse and experimental festivals, no surprise there, but also into some underground and genre fests, which was very gratifying. When screened at more "normal" festivals such as New Orleans Film Festival, it was in a block called "Confrontational Cinema", and at Revelation Perth in a block called "wild women"!
I'm very grateful for all these screenings, whether online or in person. It has been a challenging time to release a film and most festivals went above and beyond to create a great virtual experience when they had to do it online. I am also absolutely thrilled by the awards and press the film received.
There are still a good number of submissions out so I hope there will be additional screenings. I deeply regret that it has not yet screened live in NYC, where most of the cast and crew are located. It screened at New Filmmakers New York, which is usually at the landmark Anthology Film Archives, alas... COVID killed that opportunity and the screening was online.
-Liverpool Underground Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature
-Weyauwega International Film Festival, Honorable Mention
-The Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival, Spirit Award
-New Orleans Film festival, Special Jury Mention
-Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, Filmmaker to Watch Award
-Raleigh Film and Art festival, Best Experimental