I don’t usually talk about projects that I’m doing publicity for, but this one is different.
The Beast of Bottomless Lake is a feature film that I have been involved with for about four years, now. It has finally been finished, and in January, we held a cast and crew screening.
I’m very happy to report that other people (not just those of us involved) also think that the film is something special. To date, The Beast has been accepted into two film festivals: the Mississauga Independent Film Festival, and the Oakanagan International Film Festival.
MIFF opened Wednesday, and our film screens there July 10. The Beast is only one of 5 feature films to screen at MIFF. If you’re in the GTA, check it out.
Okanagan… well, here’s the thing: it was the first film fest we were offered, and we felt like that was so fitting–the film reads like a love letter to the Okanagan, after all. OIFF, where we hold the honour of being the opening night gala film, is our true World Premiere. It’s our chance to say thanks to all the great folks up there that really helped to get this film made.
The Beast screens July 21, and I’ll be there, along with Craig and Kennedy, Janet and Keith’s parents.
If you’re near the Okanagan, come and see it.
And here’s hoping that these two festivals are the beginning of the snowball…
UPDATE, JULY 11: The film screened at MIFF last night as planned. I just recieved word that The Beast of Bottomless Lake won Best Feature Film at the 2010 Mississauga Film Festival!! Congratulations everyone!