I realized that I made a few announcements about the premiere for The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t let you know how it went! We were all pleased with the turn out. Four hundred and fifty people came to see the movie. Afterwards, I could barely move, so many people kept coming up to me and telling me how they enjoyed the movie and how much it meant to them. We set up a camera outside the auditorium and interviewed people as they came out. You can catch their reactions here:
We are so thankful to God for the impact the film has already had on people. We hope to show the film many more times. At least one more showing is already in the works for September 6 at The Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI. If you’re interested in going, give them a buzz for tickets. Admission will be five dollars.
On another note, I’m watching my calendar fill up rather rapidly. In June, I procured the services of a publicist. Adam Parmenter is a former student of my dad’s and has taken over the daunting task of getting promotional gigs for me as an author. Recently, he has somehow convinced a number of Barnes and Noble stores to have me in for book signings. I’m not sure how he does it, but I am so thankful. Promotion is something I’m terrible at. To be honest, it intimidates me. So, to have someone who will go to bat for me persuasively is a huge help. You can look here for a comprehensive listing of all the events—book signings and more—Adam’s already lined up for me. I bought this ginormous calendar so I can mark down Justin’s work schedule, my work schedule, my events and movie showings all in one spot. Which brings me to one more exciting little detail.
My older brother, Jeremy, has jumped into high gear for this movie. After watching the premiere, he was convinced of the value of the movie and its message and is now actively approaching churches in our area about showing the movie. You can pray for success in this area. I know good pastors are usually a bit reticent to show films from people they know nothing about. (They should be.) But do pray that they’d be willing to talk with us and see what we’re about before they say yay or nay.
That’s all for now. I will be back next week either with more news or with the musings of my head.