I have bad news for anyone who may have been looking forward to seeing LEFT HOOK on a big screen. It's probably not going to happen again. We did have a showing in Florida last month. We were unable to attend, but we're glad to have at least gotten that one. We've had several opportunities come and go over the last several months. In fault of the ever changing state of things, we have been totally unable to nail anything down. Anything that seemed like a sure-fire way to screen soon became an impossibility. We recently got news that the few we had left that seemed to be fairly locked in had officially been cancelled. Technically, we still have a few submissions that have yet to be answered, but things aren't getting better out there. I feel like it's safe to say they won't happen. (I'm open to surprises)
Speaking candidly, it sucks to have this blow up in our face. Our crew put a huge amount of work into this film and to watch it die a slow, painful death like this is heartbreaking to say the least. I feel like most filmmakers don't really work super hard in hopes that their film will get thrown on the internet. I appreciate all of the fests that offered refunds or alternative options to those who couldn't have live screenings. The pandemic has also, unfortunately, revealed just how awful some of these other festivals can be. It is incredibly transparent that many have taken half of the selections they normally would have, then cancelled the festival a couple days later so they could keep all of the money from this year and next year. It makes me sick and I personally won't be submitting to them again.
We still have more that we want to accomplish with the film. Perhaps some more platforms and maybe another Q&A? Things are a little busy at the moment so it is hard to make plans. For the moment, LEFT HOOK is still available to rent or own on digital please consider checking it out HERE.
We plan to release more content here in the next few months and make some other announcements that will actually be positive for a change. Stay tuned for all of that!
Catch you next time!