Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Short Film Premiere!

I'm digressing a bit here from food for today's post.  But I'll be back with some delicious Superbowl recipes in the following days.

For more than a year I've been working with a couple good friends to make a short film.

It started in July 2010 with Divya and I chatting during my bachelorette weekend about a script she had been wanting to shoot.  Cut to today a year and half later, we were awarded a grant from BravoFACT, put the project on hold for work schedules and location availability, brought our friend Melissa on board when it was clear it wouldn't happen without another brain and set of hands, then shot the film in spite of every stumbling block you could imagine.
It was insanity, but tonight we saw the film for the first time on the big screen.  And we are all so proud and happy with the final product.  We are proud to have shown it to the crew of people who worked so hard.  To friends and family who put up with the long nights and the frustration we all felt at different points in the process.  It was a pretty special night, one that I'm so happy we were able to do for ourselves and for everyone.  

So thank you to everyone that ever heard me speak of or in any small way had anything to do with MISKATE.  You are appreciated more than you know.  

It was a really special night, one that was made all the more special by the amazing contribution by the folks at the Royal Theatre in Toronto.  Who let us finally see our baby on a big screen. And to the folks at the Fuel House, who offered up their space to host our reception afterward and it was a huge hit. We had a delicious sampling of their munchies and I can't wait to go back to try some of their sandwiches.  

Stay tuned for MISKATE screening in a film festival near you!

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