An Exciting Week of Crowd Driven Screenings

Madison Scouts alumni at the Mason, OH screening on March 30, 2015 Audience members in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin attended screenings of our drum corps movie this past week thanks to our “Theatrical On Demand” partner Gathr Films. There were large turnouts at all the locations?and for the first time we had two screenings happening on the same night in two different locations! Our film not only inspires people by showing them a unique... Read More

Running a Screening Campaign

Some of the audience members at the Dublin, California screening of “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” There’s been a tremendous response to our “Theatrical On Demand” release with all of the screening requests that have popped up all over the United States. It’s exciting to see that so many people are interested in seeing our film in a movie theater. While we’ve had a good number of successful... Read More

Amplifying our Message

Our movie is complete and it’s starting to get noticed by fans of the marching arts around the USA. We’re coming up on the four year anniversary of when we conceived the initial idea for the film. It seems like such a long time ago because we’ve been through so much from the idea stage, to the test shoot phase, raising our initial funds, shooting, editing, wrangling the music licenses, more editing, to a finished film. In a lot of... Read More

Local Madison News & the Twin Cities Film Festival

WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports Twin Cities Film Festival, Managing Director, Bill Cooper spoke with Caroline Bach on WKOW about our documentary feature, “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”. Our film is having it’s Minnesota premiere at the Twin Cities Film Festival on Saturday, October 25th at 3pm and tickets are now on sale for our screening. Don’t wait because they are selling fast! If you... Read More

A Chance to Grow Drum Corps

Each drum corps has their own style, history and rabid fan base. You can compare drum corps to professional football teams in many ways, and you could argue for?days whether each group had a good year, a bad year or if they are heading in the right or wrong direction with their program. This is a competitive activity and the public likes to see a clear winner and analyze the scores. We understand that there are fans of the activity that live and... Read More

Growing Our Audience

It’s one thing to make a movie, but if not many people know it exists then what’s the point? Our target audience for the documentary are members, alumni, and fans of both drum and bugle corps and marching band. Ultimately it’s a movie that is structured to work for a wide audience so anyone can watch it and get ?something from it, but we need to primarily get people involved with the marching arts on board first. ?We talk to quite... Read More

Reflecting Back & Moving Forward

The end of the year is a good time to assess what’s been achieved and what’s still left to be done. ?We’ve made great strides over the last 12 months with the documentary. While we had the majority of the footage shot before this time last year, none of it had been edited together. Our post production interns were organizing the media by synchronizing audio to video and adding valuable metadata to make it easier to find the necessary... Read More

Nisei Challenge Update

We are thrilled to announce that our goal of $3000 has been reached! The Nisei Ambassadors have matched that dollar for dollar which brings the campaign total to $6000. ?When this campaign was planned we set the end date for Sunday, December 22nd. ?Even though we reached the matching goal we are continuing the campaign through the end date to raise additional funds for finishing the film. Here’s Mac Smith to tell you more about the last days... Read More

Live Filmmaker Q&A with Chuck Henson

Madison Scouts’ alumnus, Chuck Henson will be moderating a LIVE Q&A session with the “Scouts Honor” filmmakers at Noon (CST) on Sunday, December 15th for a “Hangout On Air” on Google+ & YouTube. If you have never heard of a “Hangout On Air,” it is essentially like a live video broadcast that will include the two directors of the documentary Mac Smith and Tom Tollefsen, as well as co-producer John “JT”... Read More

Nisei Matching Challenge

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been approached from representatives from the Nisei Ambassadors Alumni Trust, a group that has supported our documentary film “Scouts Honor” in the past. ?The Nisei Ambassadors drum corps existed from 1959 to 1971. ?They have an alumni base that is still very active and have placed their trust in our vision for the film and its impact on a wider audience. ? To show their continued support,... Read More

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