DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE update

DFTB poster
DFTB wins at Indiewise

If you want to view a throwback to the DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE Premiere from earliest this year in May, play the video below and you might just catch a glance of me suddenly being interviewed… as well as Darwin, and see some of the cast too:

DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE premiere – May 2019

Also, DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE, with director Darwin Reina in attendance, will also be in the CYIFF 2019 – 14th Cyprus International Film Festival 2019 later this year. So fingers crossed there.

Also, if you’d like, you can check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/noteolvidesderespirar/ – which should be worthwhile as there are some interesting things planned later this year…

Semi-Finalists and a Special mention for DFTB

I just wanted to stop by briefly to share some news about DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE (DFTB), the short film I wrote for director Darwin Reina.

Six festivals – a special mention and semi-finalists!
  1. We’ve received a special mention from the Med-Limes festival in Salerno, Italy – which as I understand it is like a ‘honourable mention’, meaning that you’re not in the normal selection / winners, but the film is worthy “… of exceptional merit but not deserving of top honours” – enough to celebrate it’s contribution. Hopefully this was because of the message behind the film – because we want to show the horror of domestic abuse, so that we can help to prevent it.
  2. We’re also now Semi-Finalists at the Best of Latin America Short Film Festival 2019 in Santa Monica, USA. Woohoo! [EDIT] And apparently, that achievement is not earned lightly as over 1,000 films were submitted to the festival!
An extract from the confirmation email

Congrats to Darwin Reina, the producers, entire cast and crew.

The film has already exceeded our expectations. A win would also be very welcome. But this is already better than we hoped for. Nice.

In other news, I’ve been quiet, because I’ve been working away on MR CLEAN in the rare moments when I get any free time. So far I’m playing with / refining the edit of a trailer and already had some very positive feedback on it. As soon as I’m happy with the final version of the trailer, and then completed post production on it (colour grading, score and sound mix), I will indeed share. I’m keen to get to that point, so that I can move back onto editing the actual film.

I’ve never edited a trailer before. It’s been a valuable learning experience. This is my third short film and I’ve never gotten to this point before.

Anyway, enough wittering. Thanks again for stopping by Cherished Reader.

Minor update – Barcelona bound

Hello folks! Hope you’re all doing well. Just thought I’d guiltily stop by and share what’s going on – to reassure you that things are indeed going on, albeit slowly.


If you care for excuses, I have a pretty good one for being fairly quiet – with having the builders in for a week, working on my house and then my 20 year old, senile cat, deciding to go missing for 5 days until we tracked him down 2.5km away from home. All that running around, flyering and searching for him etc was pretty exhausting. He’s back now, safe and I think that I’ve almost recovered. Almost.

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Exhausted cat is exausted


DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE news:

  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE has made it into three film festivals – nice. That in itself is great. It would be nice to win, but even being selected is a great honour.
  • We’re having the premiere this month in Barcelona and Darwin and I will be in attendance. ๐Ÿ™‚ The film will be shown on the 15th May.
  • We’ll also be doing a recce for a future untitled film, to be shot in Barcelona.
  • And here’s the invitation:

Invitation

Invitation DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE premiere

MR CLEAN news:

  • The edit is still under way. it’s been hard to find time, but I’ve averaged about 30-60 mins a day of editing for the last month, despite my busy workload.
  • I’ve made it to day 4 of the 4-day shoot footage. So I am nearling the end of the rough assembly stage. So there is light at the end of the tunnel. And I have two more scenes to do a rough assembly on.
  • Next I have to do a complete rough assembly of the complete short film. And try and play around with it. That will be another whole journey in itself.
  • I already know a couple of shots I’d love to get if a reshoot was called for. But so far I think I can work with what I have, even if it doesn’t match up to what I wanted.

But perhaps I should get on with a trailer for the film, so you can begin to discover what the fuss is about?


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But that’s enough from me. I need to crack on. I can hear MR CLEAN getting impatient for his next victim…

 

Rent DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE

I was pleasantly surprised and proud to hear that @dontforgettobreathefilm has been selected for April 2019 sections of LIFT OFF FILM FESTIVAL London UK.

But I was even more surprised to find out that as part of the festival process you can now rent all of the films, for a small fee, including ours! Here is the link and itโ€™s open to anyone for one week!! And please, please, please vote for us!

Here it is:ย http://vimeo.com/ondemand/liftoffsessionsapril3 (we’re number 27 out of 85). yes 85 films, for the price of renting just one normally. You’d be mad not to check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don't forget to breathe poster

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