For those of you who have been wondering what's happening with the film, I have come to offer a quick update. Right out of the gate, I'll start by letting you know that the film is currently available for a variety of uses, including educational and institutional licensing. You can learn more about that by clicking here.
The film made its US premiere at the Heartland International Film Festival between October 8-18, 2020. It appeared in the Indiana Spotlight category alongside several other lovely films. The festival experience was a first for many of us and having it during the COVID pandemic made it all the more unusual. Nevertheless, it was a fun and rewarding opportunity to see the film into the world.
In September, the Film won Best Feature Length Documentary at the Montreal International Film Festival, marking its first International debut.
Also in September, Dr. Jamie Aten, director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois, interviewed me about the film. You can check that out by clicking here.
In December, 2020, the film was part of the New York Tri-State International Film Festival, followed in January, 2021, by the New York Independent Cinema Awards.
I will continue to keep you posted as more developments take place. Thanks to each and every one of you for your support of the film. When you recommend it to others, it helps more than you can know.
Luke A. Renner