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.