Pilot Error has been nominated in the best narrative feature category for the Eclipse Award. The Award Ceremony takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 7.
We are adding more dates in the screening section and many of them will feature cast and crew. Posters are going up at theaters across Michigan and the midwest. I'm being asked to do television and newspaper interviews. Weird being on the other side of the camera. We have pilots coming to some of our events at Celebration North, the Air Zoo in Portage, the Harbor and Cinema Carousel in Muskegon, and the Redford in Detroit. Redford is very cool with an organ, an old-time movie palace. Hope to see you at one of these events. And check out our Facebook page where you can hear some of Garth Neustadter's score. He's amazing.
P.S. That Harbor Cinema sneak peak in Muskegon is now on Friday November 7 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Please note the new date.
Our November/December screenings are up in the Showings section of this site and on Facebook. Hope you can make it to one of our special events at the Air Zoo in Portage, the Harbor and Celebration CInemas in Muskegon, Cinema Carousel, the Kalamazoo 10, Quality 16 in Ann Arbor, the Howmet in Whitehall, the Grand Haven 9 and the Holland 7. I'm getting used to the idea of sharing this story with a new audience and hope it will help make aviation safer for all of us. Thanks for letting your friends know about the film. Thanks to the 500 people who helped us make Pilot Error a reality.
P.S. The soundtrack is in and is terrific. Thank you Garth Neustadter.
Our first November events in Muskegon, Portage, Detroit, and Grand Rapids are now up on the website. Hope you can make it to one of these screenings that will feature talkbacks with cast crew and our airline pilot consultants.. There will also be a lot of media coverage for these events. There's a special dinner limited to just 25 guests at the Harbor CInema in Muskegon on Friday November 7 (this event has been moved to a new date) and tickets are also limited at the Air Zoo screening in Portage which features hors d'oeuvres and wine. Hope you can make it
With Rosh Hashanah behind us and Yom Kippur still ahead, now's the time to wish all of you a very happy 5775. Hard to believe 5774 is already in the history books. I'm very proud that my synagogue, Temple B'nai Israel, is featured in Pilot Error. Thanks a lot to Anna Alpert who took on the role of the temple librarian and Rabbi Alan Alpert. Big news is that our editor Gene Gamache has now locked the film and we're off to sound design and color correction. Can you believe our first premiere events are only a little over a month away. Looking forward to seeing all of you at one of these screenings. This movie thing takes some getting used to but I'm enjoying watching others work after a lot of shooting, pickup shots and additional dialogue replacement. Here's something fun. The great Ann Arbor actress Julia Glander, who plays my mom, did the final voice replacement to get the pronunciation of the word Chai right. That's Hebrew for life!
Deeply touched by the wonderful turnout for our Wrap Party at the Harbor Theater last night. in Muskegon. Our special guest, retired Delta Pilot Bob Hesselbein from Madison,Wisconsin, did a great job explaining the story behind our film. Bob, who headed the Airline Pilots Association security committee and has flown commercial and military jets for over 40 years, answered many questions and spent more than two hours speaking with our guests. The first fifteen minutes of the film received a high five from audiences. Many thanks to our director Joe Anderson and editor Gene Gamache. Can't wait to see the rest of the film.
P.S. We shot my final pickup shots and audio after the party. It really is a wrap.
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