So nearly there now!
I've organised a few trips to different cinemas over the weekend to see how the film is being projected. Well... I might as well, its not every day you get a film on the cinema is it?
I started this week worried about reviews, and friends much wiser than me, said to not pay too much attention as it was a subjective thing. I still agonised though.
In fact, the first one I read, was unfortunately negative, and I fell pray to a nasty bout of insecurity.
The following day that movie magazine's main's competitor published a review that completely contradicted all of the things its rival said and praised the film highly.
Yesterday the same thing happened. More rival magazines publishing reviews that contradicted specific elements.
It was at that point that I shrugged my shoulders and thought "this REALLY is just opinions" Why should I allow about 20-30 critics define what I, or anyone else think of the film?
So, now my feeling is... let the film find its audience.
Of course, being a huge advocate of always improving myself, I'l read all the reviews together when they are out, and if there any opinions that form a consensus then I'll take that on board as a way of addressing those issues in future films.
And thats what next week is all about. Future films.
This week has been exciting, but ultimately I'm a filmmaker and I am ready to make more!