So far, so good!

We’ve had our exciting World Premiere and first round of screenings; and it all culminated in a trifecta on Halloween, of course!

On October 31st “Things we Dig” first screened at the International Vampire film and Arts Festival, then at LA-based HorrorHaus Film Festival which included a fun live Q/A session via Zoom afterwards, and then we capped off an amazing day at the Northern Frights Festival in Canada after dark. And the feedback so far as been fantastic! I couldn’t be more pleased and proud of #teamdiggers – our brilliant cast and crew!

In Kuni’s own words: “mmm, yep, pretty damn good!”

Now that ‘spooky’ season is over (well…NEVER for yours truly…) and the holidays are about to get started, I am focusing on 2021 and continuing our film festival run with hopefully, eventually more in-person screenings! I’m awaiting the notifications from more upcoming festivals, but I DO already know that we are on for the Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival in February in North Carolina! Crossing fingers for more international screenings as well!

I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of you who have messaged me or shared my social media posts about the screenings of ‘Things We Dig’ and helped me get the word out!

Also, thank you to those who have seen it and gotten back to me with your most appreciated and overwhelmingly positive comments and reviews! I promise to re-visit those words in my moments of doubt and artist ‘angst’!

You have lifted me out of my despair about not being able to see you in person, at a film festival and sharing our excitement with hugs and lots of cheers! It really means so much to me! We (creators) do this to connect with people and this frigging pandemic has robbed us of it this year. I can’t wait until we dig out of this crisis (no pun intended) and move forward! Thank you again!

In the meantime, stay healthy and wear a mask, please!

Pia

Next up: HorrorHaus Film Festival

Horns up, horror fiends!

You asked, you shall receive! Here is the next chance to see ‘Things We Dig‘ – this time at HorrorHaus Film Festival 2020 Virtual Experience! 🤘🧛🖤

Follow the link below to browse the schedule, view trailers and synopsis, and purchase your tickets. It’s a virtual event online, which means, once you buy your ticket, you have to log in and be on time, as you would in a regular movie theatre!

Our block is on Saturday, October 31 (yes, on Halloween🎃) at 11AM SHARP! Tickets can be purchased through the Eventive website. The ticket price for each block is $12.

AND, more cool news!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our crew member Elsa Mickelsen for her nomination for ‘Best Costume Design‘!!! Wohoooo! 🍻

https://horrorhausfilmfestival.eventive.org/welcome

Vamps in New Orleans

A little over a week ago, Things We Dig had its World Premiere at Screamfest L.A. – as a writer/director and actor who loves the horror genre, a dream come true and a bucket list item for me!

Due to the pandemic, it was a drive-in event with all the Covid19 measures in place. It was a pleasant night, windows open and overall great vibe. My favorite part was listening to other people laugh out loud (in the right places) while watching our horror comedy film on the big screen. I was especially happy to re-unite with the cast and crew that could make it. I’m still pinching myself that it all happened, but I got pics to prove it :)

Clockwise from center top: actors Jenn Larson and Marc Biagi, production designer Elsa Mickelsen, our DP Peter Mickelsen, producer and first AD Stephen Mickelsen, actor Deepti Kingra-Mickelsen, producer J.R. Thrasher and myself

It gets even better! Tomorrow the fun moves to Screamfest New Orleans, which is actually an in-person event. I’m especially excited that it will warm-up everybody’s blood for a “Friday 13th double feature”! Of course, the venue is also following all the safety measures that are available. This is from the Zeitgeist Theatre: “We installed 3 UV air-scrubbers in our ventilation system for your safety.  Masks are required.  We are social distancing. Our theatre and lounge is professionally cleaned and sanitized by Jani-King of New Orleans.  Check out our new Dolby sound system.

Get info, including schedule, address and tickets through the Screamfest Film Festival website here.


As it happens, we’re also having our UK premiere tomorrow! Cross your fingers for a possible award at Misty Moon International Film Festival!

As I’m writing this, the registration window for the virtual film festival has already been closed. I’ll attend live over Zoom 11am PST tomorrow and will keep you updated, if we win anything!


But WAIT! There’s more! But that’s in the next blog post. I gotta leave you with this, though: Halloween will be a super busy day for ‘Things We Dig’!

As usual, stay tuned, stay healthy!

Bloody kisses,

Pia