After all the long days of writing, shooting and editing, the tiny idea that started in my head came to life on screen. I was very thankful to share the first screening with my family, cast members, and friends at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa.
I was shocked at how many people actually came! Some were old friends, some were cast members and their families, my parent’s friends, and some were people I didn’t even know! It was interesting that people I didn’t personally know had still come out to see the film and show their support.
It was also a great chance for people to mingle and chat, before and after the showing.
When the film started, I really enjoyed watching the cast members’ reactions to film, and seeing their facial expressions change when there was a twist or creepy part. I was very happy to see that a lot of people thought the film was “creepy” or even “scary”. My friend Julia who played “The Warden” in the film, said that she thought it was scary, and even sad in some parts. That was my goal when I wrote the film, and I’m happy to see that it was achieved.
After the film was done, we screened a blooper and behind the scenes reel. This was where all the embarrassing and weird moments that happened during the shoots came out. It definitely gave most a great laugh. We also had a Q&A session with the cast and myself afterward.
However, since so many people came to the screening, I didn’t get a chance to have a proper conversation or hello with everyone that came. For that, I do apologize and I hope to have a proper conversation with you sometime soon.
I thank everyone who came out to see the screening. It was a dream come true to see everyone show their support, and I greatly respect that!
Also, later that day I was interviewed by Metro Ottawa about the screening of Mirror, the making of it, and me as a young filmmaker. Here is the article if you’d like to check it out!