In April, we submitted Lullaby to two film festivals: Screamfest and Shriekfest. Since we live in the Los Angeles area, those two seemed to be the preferred choice consider they are both in LA.
So we have good news and bad news.
The bad news first. Lullaby was not accepted by either festival. This is not surprising or shocking in the least. Sure, we are disappointed. To put this in context, both Screamfest and Shriekfest are in the top 13 horror film festivals in the WORLD. Plus with being in Los Angeles, if you’re an aspiring director who wants to get noticed then these are the festivals to make that happen. Lullaby was just one of thousands of submissions. Without a doubt, some higher quality films were accepted.
When creating Lullaby, we never dreamed of submitting it to festivals. It was our intent to release the film to you for your enjoyment.
Currently, over 10,000 film festivals exist and I’m sure with enough time and patience we would eventually get accepted into one of those festivals. However each festival has an entrance fee (around $25), so you can literally go broke submitting your film. We didn’t budget for that so if either Shreikfest or Screamfest didn’t work out, then that was the end of our festival tour.
Now for the good news. We will release Lullaby in time for Halloween! We want to make some minor enhancements to the film before the release so we will certainly keep everyone posted.
We are currently in development for our next project. Granted, we got stalled for a while. We’re focusing more on telling a story that’s worth telling. We’ll certainly keep you posted here and on our Facebook page as we make progress.