This week I had the pleasure of sharing with my family, friends and the world at large, the great news of the “Long Goodbye” being accepted to the Red Dirt International Film Festival (March 28-31, 2018) and the nominations it received for best editing, directing, actor, actress, and supporting actress. As one of the film’s producers, I am so excited by this news, and am traveling to Oklahoma for the festival.
And now that my excitement has settled down a fraction, I wanted to thank you for your support. There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. And that saying applies doubly to making an independent film.
For those of you that don’t know how films are made I’ll give you the abridged version:
Someone has an idea for a story and over several years of blood, sweat and tears and a ton of support, a movie is made. And that’s what happened with the “Long Goodbye”.
Christopher Vernale, “Long Goodbye’s” writer and director, had an idea, wrote it down, fleshed it out into a novella, and then changed it into a script. He assembled a team to help him make it, and twenty months later* “Long Goodbye” was completed.
*Note, this does not including any of the marinating time for Chris beforehand.
So thanks again for your support and kind words about the success of “Long Goodbye”. This journey has just begun, so keep an eye out for more news about the film.
If you’re in Stillwater, Oklahoma, grab yourself a ticket for the Red Dirt International Film Festival and come say hi to Chris and I.
Can’t make it to Oklahoma, but want to learn more about “Long Goodbye”? Watch the trailer at: www.longgoodbyemovie.com