Omaha, Springfield and Pine City

Good evening! I just wanted to check in and share some news with you all.

Since I’ve kept you in the loop about everything that has happened with Over the Bridge from day one, I’d like to continue doing that as long as our dear little film is still alive.

I say that because, like I’ve said before, Sarah and I never anticipated that our zero-budget documentary would be going any further than down the hall in the humanities building at Augustana.

Since last update, Over the Bridge has won another award and gotten into three more film festivals!

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In retrospect I realize we should’ve used a “vertical” picture as our poster … but how could we know we’d one day have to put all these fancy laurels on it? Haha, well 🙂 Poster design by Rachel Johnston.

We got a second place at the Highway 61 Fest in Pine City, Minnesota, got selected to the Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Illinois, as well as the Local Filmmakers Showcase in Omaha, Nebraska. The one in Springfield will be our seventh festival.

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Six festivals ago. The Sioux Empire Film Festival where we won a Jury Award for Social Impact. Photo: Naras Prameswari.

Compared to the Awareness Fest in Los Angeles I told you about earlier, these are pretty small festivals, but this is a pretty small film, so it’s a pretty big deal.

If you find yourself in the Midwest, please consider stopping by the events on the following dates:
   – Highway 61 Film Fest — Oct 6th at 7 p.m. Pine Center of the Arts in Pine City, Minnesota.
   – Omaha Local Filmmakers Showcase — Oct 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth Sokolof Theater, Omaha, Nebraska.
   – Route 66 Film Festival — Nov 4-5 in Springfield, Illinois.

Unfortunately, Sarah and I won’t be there for those events because she’s rocking it in the UK this year, and I’ll be traveling from coast to coast in October. More about that later. But we’ve hired Sarah’s parents to present us in Omaha, and if I can find a way to scrape together some money, I may try to attend the one in Springfield in November. We’ll see.

Once again, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who supported us along the way, and helped us out with our festival fees! We wanted to spread the message about homelessness and raise awareness around the issue, something we would not have been able to do without you and God’s grace.

Thank you!!!

To read the other posts about “Over the Bridge,” click HERE, or on the tag at the bottom of this post.

Have a blessed night,
Maria

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