It is with great excitement that I announce that we have a release date for Summer of ’67! On June 29 Summer of ’67 will officially release at Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. It will screen for a full week. If it does well, it can continue for another week. And it will continue screening as long as it’s doing well. No small task since we’re releasing in the summer amidst blockbuster movies, but we’ll be doing everything in our power to keep it showing just as long as we can.
The Dating Project is a film that follows five single people ages 18-40 as they navigate beyond the hookup culture to traditional dating. Intermingled with their stories is input from Kerry Cronin, a professor at Boston College. She noticed that students weren’t dating, so she began encouraging them to go on dates. The response was totally unexpected.
You never know who you’ll see at NRB Convention. We were winding down for the day when we ran into our friend Dave Christiano. He was there with Brett Varvel and Terri Conn promoting Rich Christiano’s upcoming movie Play the Flute. I knew a little about the movie, but after chatting with Brett and Terri, I’m even more excited to see it.
We made the decision to release the Summer of ’67 movie trailer on Facebook at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We thought it would be a fun way to promote it, but had no idea whether it would work or not. Would people take time away from their parties to stop and watch a trailer? Would people stay up long enough to see it? Once people saw it, would they like it? Honestly, as a filmmaker you never know how people will respond. All you can do is throw it out there and see if it sticks. Well, I’m happy to say, it stuck!
In four days, it’s garnered 28,000 views, 240 shares, and 264 reactions, and the numbers continue to rise. All I can say is, Wow!
We’ve now added it to YouTube. In the event that you’ve not yet seen it, or if you just want to watch it again, here you go! Let me know in the comments what you think.
It’s been a busy week in the Wilharm and Herd houses. In addition to all the fun and excitement of the holidays, we’ve been actively preparing for the world premiere of the Summer of ’67 movie trailer. It takes place on the Summer of ’67 Facebook page at the stroke of midnight so it can be the first thing you see in 2018. Leading up to the trailer release, we’ll have short videos from cast members sharing their excitement and thoughts about the trailer.