Thank you for the feedback, which was as unexpected as it was welcomed! I thought I was going to be upset when I saw it had been rejected. But, it is just the sort of feedback I have been after since completing the screenplay!
– Debbie D.
I was all gitty! I thought they had some really interesting things to say. I was amazed at how much they were able to pick up on in just one viewing. I can’t say this enough, I really love the concept of getting video feedback from the audience.
– Marc-Andre Morissette (20:15)
I actually owe quite a bit to a colleague at work for urging me to enter, if not specifically this festival, science-fiction based festivals in general. I had mentioned to him that I was doing well in other festivals, but I couldn’t seem to break the top 20 or 10. He suggested that maybe I should enter festivals that were specifically for the genre(s) my screenplay was in. His thinking was that other festivals may be making the mistake of not taking this type off work as seriously as they should — instead rewarding more traditionally “important” pieces. It was excellent advice. And now, here we are!
The feedback was very good and helped me to put the last bit of detail work into the script I needed to really “dot my i’s and cross my t’s.” I was confident in the work prior to getting the notes, but it really helped to hear things that would take it over the top.
Watch the Screenplay Reading:
After an unexplained global event, where everyone on Earth has switched bodies, FBI Agent Cooper Langford must recapture every serial killer he’s ever put in jail after they’ve “escaped” into other people. They look nothing like they did before; they have different DNA and fingerprints… But one thing hasn’t changed — their desire to kill.
Mille: Regan Brown
Bertie: Peter Nelson
Wentworth: Kevin Gabel
Narration: Laura Kyswaty
Cooper: Kevin Robinson
Waters: Patrice Henry
Trillium: Emily Weir
I thought it was great that they were engaged and we didn’t screw up our big reveal with the Marauder character.
Getting feedback is such an integral part to growing as an artist and storyteller. I love getting people’s reactions and hearing what bits went over well and where I may have missed the mark. Also, by now I’ve seen the film about 2 hundred times, so I can’t be objective. I was really happy to hear what the audience thought of it, how they interpreted the world we’d laid out. I thought all the comments were on point and it definitely gave me some stuff to think about for my next go around as a director.
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film: