Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow...

My last word on the premiere of Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead and
our experiences in Edinburgh.

When the lights go down, a year and a half of your life goes up on the screen.

It's more than that though. Really, I've been making movies in one way or another since 1997.

Nearly every person in my life has been entangled in it in some way.

It's hard not to feel like this is a referendum on the choices you've made.

You try to tell yourself to enjoy the moment. Don't worry too much about what comes next. We never know if this is the high point of our careers or the first step to something larger.

No matter, sitting there in the darkness surrounded by a packed house of strangers and flagged by two of my best friends, I can tell you it was simply one of the happiest days of my life.

For the record, the crowd response was wonderful. We've received quite a bit of interest from the industry and this film will definitely have a life.

You can keep an eye on www.thirdstarfilms.com for news and announcements.

Thanks to Hannah McGill and Robert Hope for all the support.

Thanks to Jason Witter for traveling this road with me.

And, thanks most of all to the fanatical movie-loving people of Edinburgh. Without you, none of us would be here.

For now, it's back to real life which, I expect to find, will never be the same. Even if it only appears that way through the new eyes you've given me.

...that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Ryan

 

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About Ryan Denmark

Ryan is the writer and director of Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead, and will be visiting Edinburgh for the first time at the Festival. He'll be blogging about his experiences each day of the Festival.

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