30 film festivals worldwide, garnered 6 awards, and introduced me to a whole new family of horror and indie film enthusiasts.
Along the way, I've traveled with the film from it's premiere in Chicago last year, to screenings in Sacramento and San Francisco. I've made connections with fellow filmmakers and fans that I hope to nurture into collaborators and evangelists for my future work.
As I look back on the past year, it has been much more than I would have hoped. I am deeply grateful for all the help I received along the way - mostly from my tremendous group of friends that just happened to be my cast and crew, and also from the numerous horror fans, bloggers and festival directors that championed our cause.
Heartfelt thanks to all!
And now, as the festivals wind down, in recognition of the great year we've just had, I'd like to offer you something for free...
Yes, that's right kiddos, Enter the Dark will be going live on the big bad worldwide web this Halloween!
See what all the fuss has been about. See why folks much smarter than me have been saying things like:
…Enter the Dark, ladies and gentlemen, is what independent film making is all about.
The suspense was built up so finely that it almost started making me have a claustrophobic reaction in my room. HORROR SOCIETY
Miro's story works like a good horror tale should, suckering us in with one hand while it's preparing to pop up and scare us with the other. There's a command here that can't be taught, and Miro shows a natural gift for creating tension. FROM MIDNIGHT, WITH LOVE
…a very surreal, scary and realistic depiction of a universal fear that all of us have…
...a sonic achievement of style and horror, but in a very psychological way. SCARY FILM REVIEW
…Enter the Dark proves once again a good ghost story simply needs to put emphasis on the story and not flashy effects or big budgets in order to provide some fun and scares … delivers everything I look for in a horror short. ALL THINGS HORROR
Halloween - Monday night, Oct. 31, 2011 at 5PM Pacific Time, Enter the Dark will me made available for free for the first time ever on YouTube and Vimeo. And there it shall live - for all to see whenever you dang well please, in the comfort of your very own home. Copy it - send the link around worldwide - make fun of it - argue about it - I don't care, the more the merrier!
So now there's no excuses - you cheappos who won't pony up $1.95 to watch a 30-day stream from IndieFlix. Or you lazy types who couldn't bother to travel to one of the more than 30 festivals worldwide where it has already screened. No, that's fine - just stay right there. Yeah, don't move hardly a muscle - just click your little mousy-thingy and flood your computer with 17 minutes of spooky good times.
Be my guest.
Did I mention that it will now be FREEEEE!??!?!?
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My gift to you.