10 years ago Susan and I took our film Four Eyed Monsters to its world premiere in Park City Utah. So much has changed in the world since then. So much has changed in our lives since then. Recently indieWIRE published a piece looking back at our careers over the past 10 years since the movies 2005 Park City premiere. Premiering the film lead to invitations to travel around the world for presentations, dozens of theatrical screenings, national television appearances and millions of views to the film on the Internet and corresponding video podcasts. But we couldn’t have done this without fans. Around every corner that we found success there was a sleeper fan waiting to awake and do their part in the phenomenon that was this film. Someone would be selecting speakers to be flown to a conference and liked our video podcast so would think of us. Someone would be selecting films for a festival and champion for it’s inclusion. Or someone in a casual conversation would at the perfect moment just happen to bring up our project and their friend would then go and check it out and then do the same to their friends. All of these little acts added up to the success of the project and so we extend sincere gratitude to everyone who was a sleeper agent for our film. Thank you!
Our new film, Matter Out Of Place, also never would have been possible without all of the connections and opportunities created by Four Eyed Monsters. So double thank you!
We are celebrating 10 years of Four Eyed Monsters with a screening this Thursday at a monthly screening venue I have worked with a volunteer team this past June to create. The space is called 3B and represents the first space in a vision for a network of venues that can playback films using open source low cost computers and custom software to securely deliver uninterrupted rock solid playback to the projector and sound system. The goal of all of this is to bring independently produced films to audiences who would have otherwise have not discovered them.
We screen Four Eyed Monsters not to look back but to look forward. Who we have been is only relevant to bring context to who we are going to be. What films are in store for the future? What other distribution innovations are possible? You’ll have to stay tuned to this blog to find out. Or come ask questions at the Q&A after this Thursday’s screening. If coming please RSVP on facebook since the space holds only around 40 people max. The event is free and is followed by a Q&A. I hope I see you there.