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The long journey from script to a film in distribution is here.  POSTALES is available to watch on Amazon Instant Video…FOREVER.  We got some really nice reviews last week to go along with the release.

New York Times Review

Village Voice Review

Slant Magazine Review

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The 34th Big Muddy Film Festival has chosen Postales as it’s opening night film.  The editor, cinematograher, and director are alumni of SIUC.  The crew will be in Carbondale, IL to help do some workshops and master classes for the current students.

Postales will screen on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5pm in Guyon Auditorium. (Morris Library)

Tell a friend if they’re in Carbondale to check out the screening.


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The 21st London Latin America Film Festival has programmed Postales for this year’s festival.  The film screens at Riverside Studios on the Thames River. Tell a friend in London.

Postales Screening Times:

Monday, November 21 at 20: 30 (8:30 pm)
Thursday, November 24 at 18:30 (6:30 pm)

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The journey continues for Postales as the film industry seems to scream, “the sky is falling” in the face of emerging filmmakers who continue to create cinema against all odds to move the hearts and minds of  audiences around the world.

Postales will have it’s Canadian Premiere at the Edmonton Int’l Film Festival. We are excited to screen in Canada as the film only accepts a handful of films. Our fellow IFP Rough Cut Lab Alumni, Ron Eyal and Eleanor Burke, are also screening their film, Stranger Things, at Edmonton.

If you know anyone near by please encourage them to check out Postales and Stranger Things, then please “like” the film on the festival’s page for Postales.

Postales Page for the Edmonton Film Festival

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The festival is over and the audiences of the RiverRun International Film Festival connected with Postales.  As we walked along the streets of Winston-Salem, NC or watched movies, it was amazing to be stopped by people who had watched the film to be told, “I really enjoyed the film…Thank you for showing the film at the festival…The kids were great…I liked the story and the message…I can’t wait to see more films from you guys.”

We also met a lot of great filmmakers, journalists, and festival folks who helped to us re-energize and advise us on how to navigate the tricky waters of today’s distribution.  Hopefully these chance encounters will help Postales find a good home at festivals throughout the US and with distributors trying to find good films.  Deep thanks to all the folks we met in Winston-Salem – you all know who you are.  We’ll be in touch and thanks for all the advice and thoughts on our film.

Some reviews are starting to come out from the festival and this is one of our favorites to date.  It might have even made some of our producers cry, in a good way. (hehehehehehehehe)

Hollywood Reporter Review of Postales

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Day03TP - 24Thanks to the tremendous efforts on behalf of the film’s editors Evan Smith, Josh Hyde and Dan Fischer, editing for Postales has finally come to an end! Smith, Hyde and Fischer have bounced back and forth between Chicago and NYC since our return from Peru at the end of last year, slowly but surely honing in on what now stands as the picture locked version. Thank you to all who’ve offered your support, encouragement and, most importantly, critical feedback. Your questions, insights and ideas have been invaluable.

Now it’s time to pass the baton to a team of true magicians. Ken Wald (of the leading production & post house, Optimus) will be heading up the film’s color correction, having already worked with Hyde and Fischer on the short film, Chicle. Fellow Ohio University alum, Ross Gallup, will be responsible for Postales’ final sound mix. Let’s take it home!

Check out some of Ken’s previous work by clicking here to view his reel!

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So here’s the latest! This week director Josh Hyde, DP “Captain” Dan Fischer and editor Evan Smith met up for the first official test screening of Postales at Chicago’s Kartemquin Films. Among those in attendance were Gordon Quinn, artistic director and co-founder of Kartemquin, producer/director David Simpson, and executive director Justine Nagan. The response was overwhelmingly positive, supplying the team with constructive feedback and new insight into the story. An enormous thank you to all those at Kartemquin Films for making this screening possible! Back to the cutting room…


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