"The Solipsist" had its official World Premiere this past Wednesday night at the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, MO as a part of the 2014 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. We had the honor of not only closing out the evening of Drama shorts, but also being the final narrative short film of the entire festival!
The next night, all of St. Louis' best filmmakers gathered at Blueberry Hill for the closing night ceremony, where official awards were given out, as well as invitations for the 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival.
"The Solipsist" walked away with not only "Best Use of Music" by Cody Michael James, but it won the overall award for "Best Narrative Film" (Over 20 Minutes)! The award was made even sweeter, with announcement that we would also be going on the International Festival in November, along with 22 other great films by amazing St. Louis filmmakers. Afterwards, Chris Clark from Cinema St. Louis distributed superlative awards to some of the filmmakers who stood out during the festival. Cinematographer, Kyle Krupinski, was awarded for his amazing work in "Under the Grove" and "The Solipsist," and I received an award for "Indie Filmmaking."
I was completely taken off guard by this acknowledgement, and frankly still have not come down from the shock of it all. It was an amazing night to say the least, and I am overwhelmingly happy that so many people were touched and enjoyed this film that consumed my life for 18 months.
Stay tuned for more news about "The Solipsist" and we will see you in November!