The MIle HIGH MOVIE SHOW
While completing post production on "The Horror", I started looking into festivals to showcase the film. After attending a few of the festivals, I identified the need for a short film festival in Denver and felt confident that I could elevate the execution of the ones I was attending. Shortly after, I founded a festival called "The Mile High Movie Show" and promoted it through posters, word of mouth and social media.
With 13 shorts, including 4 world premieres and 2 previous award winning films (all local), we sold out the Mayan Theater and hosted an incredible night of partying. Attendees came dressed in their best, walked the red carpet, had access to a full bar, got their pictures taken by fake paparazzi, voted for their favorite film and enjoyed a raucous after-party complete with musical guests and an award show.
Prior to the event, there was a line that extended out the front of the theater and wrapped around the Walgreens next door. After the event, The Mayan management told me that it was the first time an event in that building had been sold out in many, many years.
Our Mile High Movie Show was an electric, fun-filled celebration of Colorado film. The event brought in over $2,000 dollars and unlike many other film festivals, profited every one of the filmmakers who showed their work. Altogether it was a complete success and a very proud moment.
The closer the event came, the more steam it seemed to pick up. A few different news sources even covered the festival, including the Examiner. http://www.examiner.com/film-industry-in-denver/the-mile-high-movie-show-this-thursday-march-11th