It’s an exciting time that seemed far away during the three-and-a-half years of filming The Starfish Throwers: Now Jesse gets to bring the film’s three visionary subjects and their story to audiences in screenings at film festivals around the world.
If you’ve been following the film on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve seen a few postings on the festivals we’ve attended so far. But because so many people have helped make it possible for the film to get to this point, we wanted to give you more of a taste of what really happens at the festival screenings, so you can experience the reactions of audiences along with us, and continue to be inspired by the hundreds of #StarfishThrowers who we are getting the chance to reach and connect with. (Sneak preview: It has been an energizing, positive, momentum-filled whirlwind, which we’re humbled to be a part of.)
If you’d like to come along for the ride, stay tuned for a series of blog posts that will seek to give a taste of our experience at each festival. We’ll share behind-the-scenes looks at how the film was received at each screening; top audience questions; how the film is inspiring people to #ThrowStarfish in their own right; plus a little local flavor from each of the cities and passionate film communities we’ve been honored to visit on this journey.
Jen Larson Roesler