For a first time director rejection has proven a bit harder to take than I imagined!! At the start of the year we entered 6 big film festivals including Cannes and Edinburgh but with each rejection I found it that bit harder to stay with SPACE BOY. I had prepared myself for the fact that we might not be successful, but actually reading each rejection email proved very emotional, especially after we put such an extreme amount of time and effort into getting the film made!
But after seeing the 2K Digital Cinema Package for the film projected last week I am more determined than ever to get SPACE BOY out there for people to see on the big screen, because while the internet is great for numbers, there is nothing like seeing a really well made film on the big screen. SPACE BOY was shot for the big screen and holds up fantastically well for a first effort!
So if there are any film festivals out there that want a “Warm, charming and ambitious short film” (Nick Park & Peter Lord direct quote) then get in touch. SPACE BOY is a family friendly film that will spread a little happiness to any festival programme!