26 Aug 2019 - The 'Driven' Frightfest Premiere

August 26th, 2019.

My previous record for most premieres in a day was set at last year’s London Film Festival, when I did the premieres for Roma, Beautiful Boy, and Wilderness in one afternoon/evening, and at three different location. But this is Frightfest : there’s only one location, and kind of like an airport they just line ‘em up and guide ‘em in…. and today I was there for it. So… for a record-breaking FOURTH time today - a Frightfest Premiere.

There’s still TWO MORE after this, by the way.

Here’s how this one went down:

We take up our story pretty much where we left it, after the premiere of    “The Perished”   .

We take up our story pretty much where we left it, after the premiere of “The Perished”.

“Are we there yet?” ”No” ”Are we there yet?” ”No” ”Are we there yet?” ”Yes” ”But it looks like all the places that weren’t “there” just seconds earlier”

“Are we there yet?”
”No”
”Are we there yet?”
”No”
”Are we there yet?”
”Yes”
”But it looks like all the places that weren’t “there” just seconds earlier”

… all of a sudden I yearn for the halcyon days when machete-wielding fish-mask wearing monsters roamed the halls of Frightfest…

… all of a sudden I yearn for the halcyon days when machete-wielding fish-mask wearing monsters roamed the halls of Frightfest…

“Wait… why aren’t you guys wearing caps??” -  Casey Dillard and Glenn Payne are the Director and Writer (respectively) of the movie.. and both have parts in it too.

“Wait… why aren’t you guys wearing caps??” - Casey Dillard and Glenn Payne are the Director and Writer (respectively) of the movie.. and both have parts in it too.

“I hope  you don’t feel like we’re blocking all avenues of escape while we slowly and menacingly ask you for a selfie?”

“I hope you don’t feel like we’re blocking all avenues of escape while we slowly and menacingly ask you for a selfie?”

All of a sudden the crowds around Casey Dillard and Glenn Payne clear, and my photo feels less ‘candid’ than ‘jump-scare appearing’.

All of a sudden the crowds around Casey Dillard and Glenn Payne clear, and my photo feels less ‘candid’ than ‘jump-scare appearing’.

“We consider ourselves a team. It’s Team GPCD all the way” ”We never agreed on that name…” ”But it sounds cool.”

“We consider ourselves a team. It’s Team GPCD all the way”
”We never agreed on that name…”
”But it sounds cool.”

“You ask all these questions like you’re really interested in the answers I’m giving, but I never see you writing anything down. What’s with that?”

“You ask all these questions like you’re really interested in the answers I’m giving, but I never see you writing anything down. What’s with that?”

Subjects’n’Silhouettes. I’m starting to build up a reportoire of preferred shots at this event, and the settings to capture them by (f2.2, ISO1600, 31mm lens… overexpose by 2.7 stops… or underexpose by 2.0)

Subjects’n’Silhouettes. I’m starting to build up a reportoire of preferred shots at this event, and the settings to capture them by (f2.2, ISO1600, 31mm lens… overexpose by 2.7 stops… or underexpose by 2.0)

“F2.2 is fine and all, but with a Pentax’s autofocus you’re leaving yourself exposed on depth-of-field” ”Who are you talking to? Whose question are you even answering??” ”People who need to know.”

“F2.2 is fine and all, but with a Pentax’s autofocus you’re leaving yourself exposed on depth-of-field”
”Who are you talking to? Whose question are you even answering??”
”People who need to know.”

Find gap. Shoot through gap. Try to look like having fun.

Find gap. Shoot through gap. Try to look like having fun.

“And you’re certain you want to distribute movies to mobiles directly, instead of, like cinematically?” ”Just think of how much we can save on special effects : the screen is tiny!”

“And you’re certain you want to distribute movies to mobiles directly, instead of, like cinematically?”
”Just think of how much we can save on special effects : the screen is tiny!”

So… that was premiere… erm…. 4? of 6? I think? It’s midnight and I’m starting to forget.

Until… next premiere!