Tonight is the first public screening of “My Brother’s Shoes”.
It has been a long journey. Toward the last 30 days I have watched this film at least 3 times a day – every day. I have learned to love it, hate it, and then fall in love with it all over again.
I have watched and wished. I have wished that I had shot more scenes. I have wished that I had rehearsed more. I have wished that we had caught the mistakes. I have wished that we had more than 90 minutes to tell a story.
But there is a time where you have to let it go. You have to finally say “Okay, world, I have raised my child as carefully as I could. I have done my best. Now I send my child out into the world. Be kind. Be accepting. And give my child a chance to grow and shine.”
To all of you who will be coming out tonight – and to all of you who will be seeing this in the future – I hope you will enjoy being a part of this wonderful 90 minute experience. Some of you – I know. Some of you – I will never meet. But to have the chance to be a part of your lives for 90 minutes and have a shared experience with me and others who have watched the film, I am honored.
If my film makes you smile – if my film makes you think – if my film brings a tear to your eyes – if my film makes you laugh – if my film entertains you even for a brief moment in all the hour and a half you allow me – than I am proud to have created this film. And I thank you.
And here’s to a grand and exciting premiere!