I am pleased to report that Going the Distance continues to see success on the festival circuit. Last month it was invited to be a part of the lineup at the Marblehead Film Festival, where it played on a giant screen at Crocker Park right before the fireworks over July 4th weekend. It also took top prize honors in the category of short documentary!
It was also invited to screen in the New England Online Film Festival. This festival is pretty cool, in that it doesn't take submissions, but rather curates a program from all of the top New England film festivals. So its directors work with the directors of regionally local festivals such as the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the New Hampshire Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston (where my film screened), etc., to put together a comprehensive online program. Pretty cool, huh?
Last but not least, I wanted to share the exciting news that last week, I received a call from Champ Goldy's daughter, who told me that her father would finally be getting a chance to see the film in which he played such a big role!! It's a long story, but up until now, Champ has not gotten a chance to actually see Going the Distance. I'm so glad this is finally changing, and I'm excited to report back with his impressions of it once I hear back from him!