New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 122

How did the pandemic affect your festival run ? Well , our festival run was broken . We premiered last October at the Woodstock Film Festival and then we didn ’ t have any screenings until February and March . And in March , the world shut down . A lot of the festivals where we were scheduled to play got postponed or shut down . Only recently have festivals come back and begun being virtual . We were not sure if we wanted to play virtually . We acquired distribution from 1091 and the distributors weren ’ t sure
if they wanted us to play virtual because we ’ d sort of be cannibalizing our own streaming Video On Demand ( VOD ) market . I think the New Jersey Film Festival is our first virtual screening and we only have a handful more left and that ’ s it - we ’ ve done our festival run . It was completely messed up by the pandemic .
You ’ ve directed several short films , but this was your first fulllength . What was the biggest challenge you encountered in making the jump ?

How did the pandemic affect your festival run ? Well , our festival run was broken . We premiered last October at the Woodstock Film Festival and then we didn ’ t have any screenings until February and March . And in March , the world shut down . A lot of the festivals where we were scheduled to play got postponed or shut down . Only recently have festivals come back and begun being virtual . We were not sure if we wanted to play virtually . We acquired distribution from 1091 and the distributors weren ’ t sure

if they wanted us to play virtual because we ’ d sort of be cannibalizing our own streaming Video On Demand ( VOD ) market . I think the New Jersey Film Festival is our first virtual screening and we only have a handful more left and that ’ s it - we ’ ve done our festival run . It was completely messed up by the pandemic .

You ’ ve directed several short films , but this was your first fulllength . What was the biggest challenge you encountered in making the jump ?

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