Wednesday, February 01, 2017

OA FILMS NEWS - poking our head above water for the first time since 2015

My goodness, where has the time gone?

The last time we gave you news from Opening Act Films, Donald Trump wasn't yet president. What a time to be alive.

So, to get you up to speed, here are the highlights for what our 2016 looked like at Opening Act Films:

 - In March, we held the cast and crew screening for our new film, 'Dedo', which SBS Radio also attended (LINK)
 - In early April, we started production on our new film '12.12.12'
 - Also in April, I was interviewed in the Western Weekender newspaper about our new film '12.12.12' (LINK)
 - Still in April, our film 'Chip' was selected for 58th Rochester International Film Festival in Rochester, New York. For the festival I was interviewed on NPR Rochester radio (LINK)
 - Upon returning from the U.S. we launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for our new film 'Pilè' which eventually raised $16K
 - In June, our friend and collaborator on 'Dedo' and 'Pilè', Tony Radevski, was interviewed by SBS Radio about our two films (LINK)
 - From August, we started pre-production on 'Pilè', including the difficult task of finding a regional location
 - In October, we held the cast and crew screening for '12.12.12', which was a roaring success
 - Later in October, we had a three day, intense, location-based film shoot for 'Pilè' in the Wolgan Valley
 - Finally, in December, we were excited to find out 'Dedo' had been selected for the Oscar-accredited short film festival, Flickerfest. (LINK)

All told, between shooting two films, a U.S. trip for a film festival, and life in general, 2016 was seismic in proportions.

Our sincerest gratitude to all of our collaborators, friends and supporters, for helping Opening Act Films thrive in 2016.