The Audience Roared!

G-Fest1A quick update and thank you to those who visited my pre-scheduled posts over the last five days. And thank you, each of you, for excusing me (notice how I assume you do?) for not visiting your blogs during that time. I promise to visit you soon and appreciate the heck out of you!

Why I was gone: I was in Chicago for the first public showing of my new feature film Notzilla (there was a previous Premiere for Cast and Crew).

The good news: The audiences for the two packed screenings at G-Fest roared (not in a monstery way, in a laughtery way) and cheered when the credits rolled!

Honestly? I was incredibly relieved. When you write and direct a comedy, you’re creating something you think is funny, but you don’t know until the audience shows up whether they will. So, yeah, relief! As evidenced by this lovey-dovey photo of me and the big guy. (Note: He looks much bigger projected onto a giant screen with skillfully terrified extras running and screaming in the foreground.)

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71 Responses to The Audience Roared!

  1. David Davis says:

    Did you address the audience afterward?

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  2. Bravo for you. So wonderful 🙂

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  3. Mark Tulin says:

    Good luck on the film, Mitch

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  4. revruss1220 says:

    Awesome! Congratulations on the positive public reception. Ready to get in line for tickets as soon as you give the word.

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  5. tracykard says:

    Very cool! Congrats!

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  6. says:

    This is great news. I love it when a plan comes together. Notzilla is adorable. Congrats on this success and may God continue to bring you more laughterly

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  7. joyroses13 says:

    Congrats! That is awesome! How great that must feel!

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  8. Congratulations, Mitch! This is so exciting! So much work and now you’ve received a wonderful reward! I can only imagine the cloud that you’re riding on!

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  9. John Sayers says:

    Mitch I am so sorry I need to leave replies here rather then just reply back to you. God is truly using you for HIS GLORY in so many ways. So jazzed I am on your email list. I do not always respond back but I am always blessed to read your notes. Is Notzilla out for the public yet?

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  10. Congratulations!!!! So glad it went so well after all the hard work you and your team put in it!!!!

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  11. Looking forward to seeing it. I have a friend who is a serious Godzilla fan, but he’s not a fan of parodies although from what you have said, I might be able to convince him to give it a try.

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  12. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Notzilla is the cutest monster I’ve ever seen! Couldn’t help but notice the oversized zipper, too, right up his front. Hilarious! Not surprised the audience roared and cheered–not one bit.

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  13. So pleased it went well. That’s a great monster

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  14. trE says:

    Haha. You both look quite happy. Welcome back in the flesh, Mitch!

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  15. M.B. Henry says:

    That’s wonderful news! congrats!

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  16. So proud of you.
    Are you trying to get it distributed elsewhere?

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  17. badfinger20 says:

    My son and I watched a featurette on it and we are looking forward to seeing it.

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  18. Mischenko says:

    Congratulations, Mitch! Exciting! 🙂

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  19. Great photo! He’s super cute, not scary at all. Congratulations on all of your hard work!

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  20. Bill Sweeney says:

    Knowing the writer, I am sure it’s hilarious 🙂

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  22. Congratulations, and I love the photo!

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  23. So happy for you.
    I was just thinking today that there’s nothing quite so endearing as someone who laughs at your jokes. How encouraging to have a whole audience roaring. Congratulations!

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  24. Jeffrey Haberman says:

    50 years from conception to birth. A new world-record for “Red Egg” gestation. Wow!
    Congratulations again my friend on your continuing blessed creative journeys.


  25. Jeffrey Haberman says:

    50 years from conception to birth. A new world-record set for “Red Egg” gestation. Wow!
    Congratulations again my friend on your continuing blessed creative journeys.

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  26. Rick Daeschner says:

    That is great! Congratulations!

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  27. Heidi Viars says:

    CONGRATS! Keep going … the World needs to laugh more 🙂

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  28. Ann Coleman says:

    I’m so glad the showing was a success! You have an incredible talent that was meant to be shared…

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  29. Aww so cute picture 🙂 Thank you for a picture of you with a beard. 🙂 Like Ernest Hemingway.

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  30. When I went to YouTube last night, I saw a video about a Godzilla movie that was never made – Bride of Godzilla. Maybe you can do a Bride of Notzilla as your next project.

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  32. Kally says:


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  33. lynnabbott says:

    Of course, they did! I never doubted for a moment that your film would be a hilarious hit! Bravo for the audience’s good taste! Congratulations, Mitch!

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  38. fipwmum says:

    Great it was such a success congratulations!

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