Stomp! Shout! Scream! is seeing about a 15% return on film festival submissions. That’s a lot lower than one would hope, but for a film that was created for a VERY specific audience, I can’t be too disappointed. The submissions will keep going out, with the hope that there will be that one person on those screening committees who GETS it.
Here are the numbers since the submissions started in June 2005: 45 submissions, $1,250 in entry fees, 24 rejections, 8 acceptances, 3 Awards (Best Feature at Toofy; Best Cinematography & Best Set Design Nominations at the B-movie film festival), and 13 festivals still outstanding.
Four festivals extended invitations recently:
Maryland Film Festival, May 11-14
FILMSTOCK (London, UK) June 3, EUROPEAN PREMIERE!!!!
Dead CENTER Film Festival (Oklahoma City, OK) June 7 OPENING NIGHT FILM!!!!
Portland Underground Film Festival (Portland, OR) June 9
The plan is to have the director, producers and/or actors at all these screenings. The DVD, soundtrack and posters will be available after every screening. It’s a long road to pay everyone back that invested money and time, especially at $20 a pop, but this is the plan and we’re sticking to it. I have to keep reminding myself that no one can promote this thing as well as the folks who created it.
The DVD will have a fantabulous RELEASE PARTY on Friday, May 26 at the Atlanta Brewing Company, sponsored by Stomp and Stammer magazine. Attendees will receive a Stomp! Shout! Scream! souvenir pint glass, see a screening of the film, dance to Catfight! live, and drink all the delicious local brew they care to consume. Come celebrate the DVD release in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend.
If you or someone you know might be interested in seeing a beach party rock and roll monster movie, please come out to one of these events and spread the word. If you can’t make it, there’s always the magic of internet commerce. Thanks!