Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Surveys are in...

Almost one thousand folks visited this page and read our invitation to view BTPS and then complete a survey. Most of those folks were from South Africa, due to the facebook advertising algorithm. (We spent a little money in an attempt to get viewers from other countries.)

In the end, 24 Canadians and one Australian viewed the film and completed the survey.
These surveys did bear fruit that had a direct impact on the film. They were also extremely interesting to myself, as making a documentary is unlike making a film, whereby you have a story of your creation that needs to come across. In a documentary, the Universe is telling the story and I, as filmmaker, need to know what the audience makes of that story. It doesn't really matter if it's liked so much as it matters how it is understood. The surveys indicated that there were several ways to look at this film and the critiques of the viewer were dependent upon their individual viewpoint.

Through the surveys, I am able to better know how to satiate the desires of each of these viewpoints, thus making the film more enjoyable to a well-rounded audience. At least, this is my goal.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped as test audience. The film is nearing completion.
It's days away now. Our next festival entry deadline is Dec. We are still in consideration at our current festival submission (we will find out in Dec.) We missed the Cannes deadline (they wouldn't accept a rough cut.)

Yes, we were considering Cannes. This is how high we are aiming. Any guess as to where our first submission was, or where the next will be?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Be part of the Test Audience for Beneath the Painted Surface (now closed)

*Note: Our test audience viewing and survey program is now completed and the film is in final edit stage. Thank you to all who viewed and surveyed! 

Beneath the Painted Surface is completed enough to begin showing the rough cut to test audiences.

We will still be adding some content and working through a list of improvements before final release, but this "intermediate cut" has been sent to a premiere festival and if it's complete enough for them, it's complete enough for you.

So, if you are interested in being a test audience member please email with your name, email address and age, in a letter with the SUBJECT HEADING "Test Audience"
Our Producer Brian will contact you.
Destanne Norris - Beneath the Painted Surface

Test Audience members will be entrusted with a private link that will enable them to watch the film on Youtube. They will then be asked to fill out a survey online. The survey is a requirement, it's the whole object of this exercise. You will be given the opportunity to improve our film with your answers and suggestions.

The link to the film and the survey will be sent out at a set time, all at once, and then disappear after a set time. (To be determined.)

At the moment we are just collecting names and emails of volunteer test audience members.

In return for doing this awesome task (twenty questions, most of them with paragraph form answers) you will be rewarded with future, unnamed perks from the film. We don't know what this might mean yet, but it will be cool, we're sure of that!

If you are already involved with the film, you are already potentially a test audience member. Brian will be in touch privately, but you still can email him and get on the list that way.

with subject heading Test Audience
In that email include: Your full name, age, email address

Brian will contact you.
Thanks very much.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Information about Beneath the Painted Surface a documentary about the life and art of Destanne Norris will appear here shortly. Stay tuned...