Every Little Thing was shown to 30-plus cast, crew and friends on Thursday 3 August.
This was the second – and final – viewing of the film. Next year, it will be re-edited and included as part of the feature length film It’s Not What Happens.
This movie will tell the story of five people in the small town of Hazelwood whose lives are turned upside down by a tragic event 30 years before. (Website: its-not-what-happens.com)
As promised, we have arranged a second screening of Every Little Thing for cast and crew – and supporters – who missed the premiere.
The screening will be at 7.30pm on Thursday, August 3.
Anyone who wishes to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited!
The short film Every Little Thing has been selected for several festivals – including the Chandler International Film Festival (Best short film), IndieFest (Award of excellence), the International Independent Film Awards (Gold winner), the Garden State Film Festival, The International Christian Film Festival, WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival and the New York Short Film Competition.
“Every festival award or acceptance is an acknowledgement of the great work done by the actors and crew,” says director John Harris. “It’s also an encouragement for my writing.” He is currently writing the screenplay for a full length feature which will include most of the scenes from Every Little Thing.
As promised, we are arranging a second screening of Every Little Thing for those who missed the premiere.
Every Little Thing has been submitted to several international film festivals, and is beginning to have some success! It won an Award of Excellence from the IndieFEST Film Awards, and was selected Best Short Film for November at the Chandler International Film Festival in the US. It’s also a semi-finalist at the New York Short Film and Screenplay festival.
In February, we will have another screening of the film in Auckland for those who were unable to attend the premiere. We’ll announce a date in the New Year.
More than 70 people attended the cast and crew screening of Every Little Thing at the Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket last night.
Writer-Director John Harris paid tribute to the many people who had made the film a success. “Right from the start I promised myself I would hire the best people I could,” he said, “and it paid off. I was amazed and humbled by their energy and dedication.”
The cast and crew all “took ownership” of the story and put their heart and soul into it. “No one fainted when I mentioned there was an upside down car with someone stuck under it … and no one resigned when I told them a key cast member was a Mexican dung beetle.”
Harris thanked his family for their support, and audience members made particular mention of Fred Renata’s cinematography and Karl Steven’s music.
Pictured below: John with his sisters Penny (left) and Rose, who travelled from Whangarei for the screening.
The short film Every Little Thing will be screened to Cast and Crew next Thursday, 25 August at the Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket.
Anyone who has not answered their invitation should do so now!
Finally – Every Little Thing has been finished, and a Cast and Crew Screening will be held later this month.
“The film’s looking good,” says director John Harris, “thanks to the input of many people. From start to finish I’ve been supported by a lot of creative and generous film professionals. I’ve learnt a huge amount thanks to them. The whole process has been a treat.”
The screening will be held at the Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket. Invitations will be sent out as soon as a date is confirmed.
PICTURED ABOVE: It looks like an early morning prayer meeting, but it’s simply the crew waiting for the sun to come up for a classic shot of the upturned car. BELOW: The man who gave us the beautiful pictures – Director of Photography Fred Renata, waiting this time in the studio. (Pictures by Bridget Webber)