I’m proud to announce that ARTICLES OF WAR will be racking up the frequent flier points this fall, as the film is headed on an epic cross-country tour to screen in a wide variety of excellent film festivals:
First up is the 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, where I’ll be making a personal appearance on Saturday, October 17th when the film screens as part of the popular Animation Program at 2:30 PM.
ARTICLES OF WAR then heads East to the Windy City, where it will have its Chicago premiere on Saturday, October 24th at 5 PM as part of the “Cutting Hedge Animation” program at the 26th Annual 2009 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
Then it’s off to the 6th Annual Big Apple Film Festival, where the movie will have its New York premiere on Friday, November 6th at 6 PM at the Tribeca Cinemas (just one subway stop away from my beloved West Village, where I spent a couple of years making the movie!)
Finally it’s back to the Midwest when the movie screens on Saturday, November 14th at 5 PM as part of the 18th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival.
I’m very proud to announce that ARTICLES OF WAR will make its Canadian debut at the 2009 Montréal World Film Festival (also known as the Festival des Films du Monde).
The film is paired up with a feature film, ONE WAR (ODNA VOYNA) and is screening on Friday, September 4th at 7:20 PM at the Quartier Latin Cineplex in Montréal.
I had an absolute blast last month in San Diego at my very first Comic-Con. After ARTICLES OF WAR screened, I went up on stage along with three key crew members (from left to right: editor Jeff Yorkes, composer Ryan Shore, actor Clay Adams, and Yours Truly) to answer questions from the crowd.
I’ve loved every screening I’ve been to, but this one was extra special.
After the screening, I had three full days to explore the convention hall, listen into panels, and just generally wander around with wide open eyes (the Weta Workshop booth was probably my favorite place to drool over collectibles and props).
I even got to meet my favorite member of the Muppet Orchestra, Rowlf! I gotta find a way to get him a copy of my film…
ARTICLES OF WAR is playing 3 festivals in April – the Atlanta Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, and the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Actor Clay Adams and I will be attending the Atlanta event in person and participating in a Q&A after the screening, so if you happen to make it, please say hello. It’s my first visit to Atlanta (not counting the sprawling Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), and I’m really looking forward to it.
Atlanta Film Festival
I just got back from the Cleveland International Film Festival, where ARTICLES OF WAR had its Midwestern premiere. The film got a great reception in the Rock ‘n Roll Capital of the World, and the event was a total blast. I could only stay for a couple of days, so my only regret is that I wasn’t able to spend more time in a dark theater sampling the hugely eclectic mix of movies featured in the festival.
Thanks to all the behind-the-scenes programmers and volunteers who made this year’s festival a huge success!