Wisconsin Film Festival Recap

Co-Producer John “JT” Torrijos and Dann Petersen Earlier this month, Co-Producer, John “JT” Torrijos, traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival for two screenings of our documentary film. This festival was quite significant to us because Madison is the hometown of the subject matter of our film, the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps. For numerous reasons, the corps has spent less time over... Read More

What People Are Saying About Scouts Honor

After 3 film festival appearances and 10 crowd driven screenings through our theatrical distribution partner, Gathr Films, we’ve received a number of nice comments from audience members. Many of these comments were posted on social media and we thought we should share some of them with you.   (Above comment posted to a message board on “Drum Corps Planet.”) (Above comment posted on Tumblr) There are also a few reviews of... Read More

Official Selection of the Wisconsin Film Festival

Yesterday we received the news that our documentary feature has been selected to screen at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison. This will be our fourth film festival appearance for our film which focuses on the drum and bugle corps activity and features the Madison Scouts. We also learned that “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” is in the running for the “Golden Badger Award” which is reserved for films with ties... 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

Audience Award at the Twin Cities Film Fest

While we are still in the early stages of the release for our drum corps movie, we’ve had some pretty?exciting experiences so far. At the end of October, Producer/Director Mac Smith traveled to St. Louis Park, Minnesota for the Twin Cities Film Fest. This was the third film festival for “Scouts Honor” and all the staff members and volunteers made us feel incredibly welcome. TCFF Managing Director, Bill Cooper and Mac Smith TCFF was... Read More

Minnesota & Nebraska Screenings of Our Film

This coming weekend is a great opportunity to check out our drum corps movie if you are in the Midwest.??First, on Saturday October 25th?at 3pm?, Mac will be in St. Louis Park, Minnesota to screen ?Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood? at the Twin Cities Film Festival.??We know that there a ton of drum and bugle corps fans and alumni in the Twin Cities area andwe look forward to seeing you at the screening!??Mac will do a Q&A after the... Read More

Best Documentary Award at AIFS

Last Friday our drum corps movie screened at the Austin Indie Flix Showcase in Austin, Texas. Co-producer Garrick Gonzalez was there to represent the film and there were a number of Madison Scouts fans present. We received enthusiastic comments from many of the people who saw the film at the AIFS. There were also some filmmakers in attendance who were unfamiliar with the drum and bugle corps activity at the screening who made a point to tell Garrick... Read More

Twin Cities Film Festival

We never imagined that our documentary film would be screening in a film festival that would be showcasing films by the likes of Jason Reitman and Courtney Cox, but that’s exactly what’s about to happen. Our third film festival, and certainly the biggest to date is the Twin Cities Film Festival which is happening in October.?We’re thrilled to be part of this 10 day film festival which takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 40 feature... Read More

“Best Documentary” at the FLY Film Festival!

The first film festival screenings of the movie, a new IndieGoGo campaign, and Mr. Smith goes to Indianapolis! Two and a half years ago we started fundraising for the “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” project via a campaign on the IndieGoGo website. It was extremely successful and served as the launching off point for the production of the film. The movie has now been shot, edited, and is currently making the film festival... Read More

FLY Film Festival

We are excited to announce that our drum corps movie will be screening on Friday, August 1st at the FLY Film Festival in Downtown Enid, Oklahoma! Not only are we thrilled to screen the film in front of a new audience, but it’s also a chance for us to meet other filmmakers who have been spending months and years getting their projects to this point just like we have. This is a terrific opportunity to expose more people to not only the Madison... Read More