Fall Festival Update

Laura with film contributors Nick Buonincontri, Emily Helgerson, and Brad Horras at the Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image on Oct. 12, 2018

This post was originally published on Collective Unconscious Performance’s blog.

It’s been almost exactly a year since we shot our short film, Little Red. Our cast and crew definitely lucked out, as Minnesota last October was an autumnal paradise (sorry about that early snowstorm, friends in MN!)

After spending all last winter in post-production, we realized our film out into the world this spring. So far, we’ve had the pleasure of screening Little Red at several festivals, including the Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image, NewFilmmakers NY, and the Austin Spotlight Film Fesitval. And in November, we’ll have another screening in NYC, as we’re an official selection of the New York Short Film Festival.

It’s been a pleasure watching our film on the big screen. Even though I spent hundreds of hours as the editor of the film watching and re-watching (and re-watching and re-watching . . .) it, it was truly special to see and hear it larger than life, and with an appreciative audience. So far, Little Red has been very well-received. At both NewFilmmakers NY and the Artists Forum festivals, I was able to participate in a Q&A, and the audiences asked great, thought-provoking questions. One of the joys of art-making is to hear how others interact with your work, and in both my formal and informal discussions with audience members, I gained new insights through different viewer’s interpretations of the film.

At the Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image, David and I were nominated for Best Director. I was proud to accept this recognition on behalf of the two of us, and am happy that our work was recognized out of 40 short films that screened at the festival.

I know both David and I are excited to continue to share Little Red. We’ll keep you posted about any and all opportunities to watch our film.