We got our first real feedback from a public audience in the U.S.! Film lovers, residents of Provincetown and students came together to watch the sneak preview test screening of “The Summer Help” at the Water’s Edge Cinema sponsored by the Provincetown Film Society. After the screening, the audience was very curious to learn more about WAT (Work & Travel) as well as the living conditions and wages of the students who come to America to make money to pay their college tuition and help support their families. The discussion went on for over 30 minutes! I really loved sharing the experience with some students from AUBG who are working there now and took precious time off from their jobs to attend the screening.
Almost everyone agreed that the scenes back in Bulgaria were very powerful and helped them understand more about the people who clean their hotel rooms and make pizzas in America’s summer resort towns. By all accounts, the screening was a success and I think we are on our way to having a movie :). Next steps: another U.S. test screening in Chicago and a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to finish the film (post-production editing, festivals, and distribution costs). Stay tuned!
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~Melody (Director/Producer/Cinematographer of “The Summer Help”) http://www.frozenfeetfilm.com