It has been a little more than a year since our premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and it is amazing to think of all the amazing experiences the past 12 months have brought. Bonding with and amongst audiences around the emotions and themes “Once in a Lullaby” touches on has been tremendous. I’d like to extend heartfelt thanks everyone who came out to a screening or wished us well from afar (including the 5,000 plus likes on Facebook). Tiff.kids and American Film Showcase are like two cherries on top of a year long sundae.
The Toronto International Film Festival has a reputation for awesomeness amongst filmmakers and audiences alike and our experience at their tiff.kids children’s festival proves once again that it is very well deserved. We had three amazing audience filled screenings (with Mr. B in attendance!) and we even got (favorably!) reviewed by the young film-critics Flick and Flack.
The experience at tiff.kids was particularly meaningful in that it really drove home the fact that “Once in a Lullaby” appeals to children as well as adults. This was crucial to my vision as director (and a parent) and I couldn’t be happier to contribute a film that can be enjoyed together as a family.
They even had an unbelievable interactive area called Digiplay Space for the kids that really showcased the medium’s potential. My son and my nephew came along and we had a blast! They loved the green screen and 3-D printer they were allowed to play with! Thanks again TIFF!
The American Film Showcase is a collaboration between the USC Cinema Studies Department and The U.S. State Department, the Showcase highlights the value of documentaries in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate. “Once in a Lullaby” has been selected to screen in an undisclosed-as-of-yet country. I am as surprised as anyone who knows me that either the U.S. Govt. or a prestigious film school like USC would want me as an envoy but I’ll give it my best shot! Check back here for updates on where we end up going.