Since the November/December rough-cut screenings of Called to Walls in Joplin, MO, Tonkawa, OK and Newton, KS, we have been in a whirlwind of editing, promoting, planning and organizing.
In early January, Nicholas set out for Salina, KS on his second editing residency in the guest-house of Brad and Jane Anderson. His stay in (what has now been dubbed) the “Garden Cottage Residency” was a much-needed refuge that offered time and uninterrupted head-space to complete the film's new and improved trailer and to begin the film's final edits.
|Photo by Nicholas Ward|
|Liberty Hall Theater Photo by Ken Crowder|
and of course, planning an after party. Whew!
| Testing our new Blu-ray disc at Liberty Hall, two |
days before the screening. Photo by Amber Hansen
For the audio mastering we had fantastic help from our good friend Chad at Pony Creek Studios in Sioux Falls, SD. Unfortunately, not all aspects of post-production went so flawlessly. In our planning we had left ten days for tech problems as this was our first time burning the film to a Blu-ray disc. With three days till show time and still no disc in hand, we became a little frazzled. We owe a special thanks to Lawrence Public Library's subscription to Linda.com and the gracious last minute help we received from Lawrence's own, Through a Glass Productions who ultimately landed us with two brand new Blu-rays!
|Photo by Tiffany Thoelke|
|Photos by Ken Crowder.|
|A panel discussion took place after the film. This photo features the panelists from behind the screen and was taken by Johni Lacore|
|Nicholas Ward: director, Dave Loewenstein: featured muralist, Amber Hansen: director, Arlene Goldbard: featured guest, Audrey Schmidtz: Tonkawa Oklahoma's project coordinator, Julia Cole: Panel Moderator. Photo by Neil Goss.|
Now, more than a week later we are still collecting ourselves. It was truly an overwhelming experience to see so many familiar faces from different facets of our lives, gathered together in one place. Thank you to everyone who came out to the screening and for sharing this special night with us.
For those who were unable to make the screening, we are happy to announce that Called to Walls has been selected to be in the KC Film Festival, Middle of the Map Film Festival, and the Sioux Empire Film Festival! Please join us at these upcoming events!
Feel free to “like” the Called to Walls Facebook page, check us out @Calledtowalls on twitter and we will certainly keep you posted as future screening dates emerge.
Nicholas Ward and Amber Hansen.