'Absence' had its screening at the 2009 Action On Film International Film Festival on Tuesday, July 28th. I want to thank everyone who came and got to finally see the movie. I think we had about 25-30 people, and about 90% of them were friends of mine. I'm not trying to be self-deprecating, nor am I necessarily taking a shot at the festival. If there's one thing I've learned from being an independent filmmaker, it's that many of these festivals require you to be your own PR machine. And, being in NY right up until almost the screening date, I just didn't have the time to plaster posters and postcards all around Pasadena, nor do I think I would have. AoF was a fun experience, but I was pretty sure there weren't going to be any industry people there... or anything related towards helping us get distribution for the movie. So it was really just about having close friends of mine get to see and hopefully appreciate the movie. And I think we scored well on that front.
For those that were there, thank you for coming. Let's hope we get into more of these down the line, so we can maybe get some momentum going.