After a relatively quiet fall and winter for Ty’s List, we’ve got some exciting updates! This past week, Jesse took the film back to his hometown of Beloit, Wisconsin where the film screened at the Beloit International Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with Jesse. The screening sold out to an audience of festival attendees. friends, family, and old teachers and ended in a standing ovation! BIFF is in its 11th year and has recently partnered with the Hollywood Film Festival, resulting in a dramatic improvement in the caliber of films at the fest. Some of the other awesome films at the fest include Among the Believers, a documentary chronicling the rise of radical Islam in Pakistan directed by Academy Award winning documentary editor Hemal Trivedi, and Fools, a narrative feature love story, directed by fellow Northwestern graduate Benjamin Meyer. We are honored to be a part of BIFF and excited for the Awards Ceremony this Saturday night, where Jesse’s brother Josh (who worked as a Production Assistant during the filming in San Francisco) will be standing by in case we win an award!
Although Jesse had to head back to Jackson, Wyoming and will not be in attendance for the other screenings, there are two additional screenings at BIFF on Thursday, Feb 25 at 7:30pm at the Hendrick’s Art Center and on Sunday, Feb 28 at 2:30pm at La Casa Grande. You can snag tickets for those screenings here: http://beloitfilmfest.org/films/tys-list/
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Ty’s List. Be on the lookout for more exciting announcements as we continue to work to get the film out to the world!
Until next time, life is good!
Jesse, Ben, and the Ty’s List Crew