After spending almost two months on the road, I’ve had a week now to get back to life. My wife and I have added a second French Bulldog to our life – “Timby”. He joins “Abby” as co-rulers of the Reitman household. This has honestly been the highlight of my return… Oh, and of course seeing my wife (don’t want to get in trouble).
We had an enormous opening in three cities. We averaged 52 thousand per screen, which apparently is one of the top fifty of all time. Fox Searchlight is thrilled and I can’t believe how well we’re doing. Sold out shows in LA, NY, and DC. I heard an audience in DC gave the movie a standing ovation after it finished… at a movie theater. Crazy, eh?
I went to the premiere of the “Inside Man” Wednesday night. That was fun. I saw Spike Lee sitting with Reggie Miller. Ran into some friends. Over the course of the evening, perfect strangers came up and congratulated me on TYFS. That was pretty cool.
Went back to USC with producer Daniel Dubiecki to speak at Leonard Maltin’s film school class. That was a total trip. Here we were in Norris Theater, a room we had taken plenty of cinema classes (even though I was an English major and he was a Business major). Instead of sitting in the audience making jokes though out the movie (yeah, I was that guy), I was up on stage with something to say… I hope.
If you haven’t seen the film at this point, stop reading, get in the car, and see the next available showing. However, if you have seen the film, you were privileged enough to see our kick ass opening credits. They were designed by the boys over at Shadowplay Studio who I met from our film festival days together. I can’t tell you how often people come up and tell me I have the best opening credits they’ve ever seen – EVER.
They’re definitely up there, and it’s all due to these guys. Check out their site for another glimpse of the credits:
Or see the wonderful film that got them started, “This Guy is Falling”:
Check out the announcement of my new company Hard C:
Dan and I are going to be doing some cool stuff. More on that later.
In the mean time -
See the movie.
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