The long awaited premiere of "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" was on May 8th, as planned, and it was a wonderful event! Approximately 80 guests joined me on this sunny day in Basel to watch the film for the first time on a big screen. Many thanks to everyone who came - I enjoyed this day very much! And also a big thanks to the people at kult.kino who ensured a smooth screening and organized a wonderful reception afterwards.
Now that the film has had a successful inaugural run, we move on to another highlight - Andreas Schenker (the talented cameraman and editor of my film) and I are travelling to Cannes next week, where "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" is featured at the Short Film Corner. This is certaily a great networking opportunity but more importantly it is a dream come true to be at the famous croisette at the biggest film festival in the world amidst all the stars and having my own film shown somewhere at the festival (even if only on a small screen). I'm nervous and excited!
Last but not least, I've had the opportunity to give my first interview. On May 14th Swiss radio station SRF 1 aired a short interview with me in their segment "Blickwechsel". It was surreal to hear myself on national radio and I still can't believe that my little film project was interesting enough to be given such a platform. None the less, I am stoked, of course!
The next steps will be producing the DVD of the film and entering the film into other festivals. I'm curious to see, what lies ahead...