Looking Back at 2016 and the Next Phase for SCOUTS HONOR

2016 was a very big year for our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” The first third of the year was spent producing all the elements for the home video release. Co-Producer John “JT” Torrijos and Assistant Picture Editor Adam Clay, put together over 80 minutes of delete d scenes and additional content for the Bluray and DVD versions of the movie, and Chelsea Terrill achieved a truly professional... Read More

How is Filmmaking Like Drum Corps?

Making any kind of art is time consuming and audiences often have trouble?understanding?what really goes into the process of creating something that you are truly proud of. I’ve often said that the two hardest things that I’ve ever done in my life were marching in drum corps and making a movie (which happens to be about drum corps as well.) There are so many parallels between the two activities. A filmmaker friend of mine alerted me to?this... Read More

Home Video Prep and More Screenings

While the 2015 drum corps season is in high gear, we’ve been getting material ready for the home video versions of our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” We captured hundreds of hours of video and audio during our various production phases and much of it didn’t end up in the finished product. There were also a lot of scenes that were put together that were ultimately removed from the final film.... Read More

Growing Drum Corps, One Screening at a Time

We?ve had tremendous responses from people who have seen our documentary film, Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood. At the time of this post, we?ve had over 2,300 people reserve tickets to see our film in a movie theater and we?ve had 18 ?Theatrical On Demand? screenings across the USA. These screenings have been with our partner, Gathr Films. They make the process simple by allowing anyone to request a local screening, free of charge, and... Read More

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

Our First “Tipped” Screenings

Going into this unique form of distribution has been somewhat like navigating on a curvy road through a snowstorm. We know that other filmmakers have paired with “On Demand” movie theater distributors in the past and had mixed results. When you decide to put your movie out this way, you are truly having to rely on the fans of your film and have to figure out how to motivate them. We’ve worked very hard to cultivate our fan base over... Read More

Special Screening in Edmonton, Canada

Members of “Vintage” during the 2014 YEG Pride Parade While many people associate drum and bugle corps with the United States, there are a tremendous number?of marching arts organizations in other countries around the world. During a critical time in our?fundraising efforts?to cover the music licensing costs in our documentary film, we were contacted by two groups in Edmonton, Canada that were interested in having a special screening.... Read More

Request Your Own Screening of “Scouts Honor”

We’re happy to announce that our “Theatrical On Demand” distribution for “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” has been launched! You’ve heard us talk about the live drum corps recordings that we captured in 5.1 surround sound, and now you can experience our drum corps movie the way that it was meant to be seen & heard on the BIG screen! We’ve partnered with Gathr Films to allow YOU to bring our... Read More

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