Q: What was it like taking this film to festivals and special screening events?
A: It's been an absolute blast. Watching this with audiences has been so much fun and incredibly rewarding. The events where the band has played have truly been memorable — seeing original fans get to experience that music once again, and new fans who thought they'd never see it live, was so much fun. It's really been an honor and thrill to be able to make this film and celebrate this music and legacy with others.
Q: How does it feel now that the film has gotten a wider release on DVD and streaming?
A: It feels wonderful and is frankly a huge relief. With passion projects like this, it's very hard to accomplish your goals and get this type of work out into the world so I'm so grateful people can watch it. After touring the movie around the country, and the world, for nearly a year, I started to feel like everyone that wanted to see it had seen it. But, lately, I realized the vast majority of people who are interested in the film have not yet had the chance to watch it so I'm so excited that anyone can now experience the film and the band's story.
Q: What has been the most surprising thing to you about putting this movie out into the world?
A: The most surprising thing has been how many wonderful new friends I've made through the process. Whether it was people in the film or fans at the concerts or screenings, I've met so many creative, kind and cool people that I continue to stay in touch with. It's been such a gift and amazing byproduct of doing this.
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