Anthony Moody from Indalo Productions sends along word on a recent screening of Elijah Wood’s latest film ‘Day Zero’. ‘Zero’ centers on Wood’s character Aaron Feller, Feller and his two best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they’re forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.
Anthony Moody writes: WOW was Savannah amazing. The theater was huge, around 1200 seats – and there were easily 1000 people there as only the seats around the edges and in front weren’t filled. It was the largest audience we’ve played to, even bigger than the premiere at Tribeca. It’s amazing how jokes are funnier, and tension is tenser, when shared with so many.
At least a few hundred stayed for Q&A with Bryan and me, and the crowd seemed to really like the film (there were people from several other southern festivals there, and we’ve received 3 further invitations which we’re pondering – however, since they take place after our release, it’s doubtful we’ll be able to go). The Savannah Film Festival is sponsored by SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and they have an excellent film program there, so there were many students in attendance which made for an extremely interested audience.
Some more good news: in addition to NYC, Day Zero will also be released in the Seattle area, on Bainbridge Island at the Linwood Theater, also on January 18. First Look decided to open on 2 screens rather than 1, and rather than do LA for the west coast, we chose Seattle because that’s where director Bryan Gunnar Cole is from. He’ll be at the theater there for Q&A during opening weekend and perhaps all week.
On another note, the film is now available for pre-order on Amazon, BestBuy, and just about all the other usual web/store retailers who sell DVDs. Exciting!
Finally, the NYT included Day Zero in its piece on upcoming movies, take a look!