Friday, May 20, 2011


All filmmakers have the same dream during the project they are working on (most of them, that is) and that is validation from the audience who sees it. I have dreamed that dream during the making of all of my films. But the finished product can wake you up abruptly (like rolling over and falling out of bed) when you finally get to hear what people say about it. Not all critiques have merit. In this time of faceless critics and Internet know-it-alls, everyone has an opinion and God knows, they aren't afraid to express it. But one thing speaks louder than all those critics rolled into one. And that is: live audience response.

Since the Chicago Premiere, it has been very obvious to me that I have a film concept with great potential. I have watched MANY a comedy in the theaters over my lifetime and it is very rare to hear as much laughter throughout the film as I have heard during the recent screenings of D.I.N.K.s, not to mention applause. Comedy is hard to write and I was afraid that the audience wouldn't laugh. At all! As D.I.N.K.s continues to entertain audiences in theaters, my fears have long been laid to rest. The laughter is my validation.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Now In Theaters

It is THE greatest challenge an independent filmmaker faces...getting your hard work (and that of everyone involved) to an audience. After several showings of D.I.N.K.s there is no doubt in my mind that this is as good (if not better) a comedy than any that Hollywood has offered lately and I have the audience reaction to prove it. Alas, I only have word-of-mouth and the internet to promote and market this great comedy. So we will keep showing it in theaters as longs as we can and continue to get it to the public. So, to those who have seen it and liked it...spread the word!