“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ― Sun Tzu

Greetings From The Philippines!

Greetings from the Philippines! I’m here safe and sound reunited with my “Darkest Night” family once again. Our premiere is Thursday and after the amazing success of our press conference the interest in the film has left me speechless. Those that know me or my blog know this is rare as I usually have something to say. TV, radio, magazines, print all celebrating this hybrid horror film. It was slated for a showcase at a local film festival but the committee had concerns about the English usage in the film. I think the public interest in the film illustrates they made a mistake. The festival director contacted yesterday to say as much but we’ve invited them to our premiere. The world is truly getting smaller with the web and the people here are truly ready to embrace both Eastern and Western films. I think many great foreign films don’t get seen by English-speaking audiences because they don’t have a character to relate to. DARKEST NIGHT fixes that by using a character KEN (played by me) who returns to the Philippines with his soon-to-be wife at Christmas time to meet the family. Audiences get to experience many of the rich traditions because the family speaks mostly English out of hospitality to their American guest. The film than takes a dark turn that will let audiences experience Asian filmmaking without it being re-made as an American version which almost always falls short of the original. The film is the 1st for me using the doc or “found footage” style. It has been a great honor for me to take part of this project and I want to keep this post short and ask you all to check out the http://www.darkestnightmovie.com site and search out the DARKEST NIGHT Facebook site to see the many pics from the press conference the other night. I’m eating seafood daily and so I’m in heaven. I’m suppose to attend an awards show Tuesday night and we’ve got many more media events leading up to the film premiere. This film will get a USA distribution set-up as I’ve been given interest from several of my distribution friends. Once we get past this event we will start taking meetings on the film I promise! It will be heading to theaters here and is the 1st of a slate of GPI/CDI films. I appreciate all the support and will blog here again soon!

Happy Sunday!

DJ

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