I’ve been thinking about my experiences at the Gothenburg Film Festival and the discussions I had with Yankee Disco. Something’s become abundantly clear: we need to promote ‘The Evolved’ more.
It’s really eye opening seeing the film in front of a sold out, paying audience. Seeing how people react is always surprising and always rewarding.
And yet, we’ve been really lackadaisical about promoting the film, it just turned up on DVD and that was it really. No effort required.
I think part of the problem is we all see flaws in the film and keep making apologies for it. The plain truth is, people love it. The audience laughs continuously throughout and is always gushingly appreciative afterwards. On our last night, Andy Senior was approached by a guy in a bar who wanted to tell us how much he enjoyed the film. So why aren’t we trying to make more of it?
I’ve been talking to a friend of mine about setting up a screening in England, followed by a Q&A session for local film students. If it comes off, we’ll see how it goes and then maybe try and push it more in this country.
At the end of the day, we set out to write a Troma film and we succeeded. It’s everything it’s supposed to be and maybe even a little more. It’s time to stop apologising for it and be proud of our twisted, bastard child.