Friday night, January 20th was the second theater sneak preview of Dogman, the new film based on The Legend song. Producer/Director Rich Brauer and I hosted the showing at the Garden Theater in Franfort, MI, which was a benefit for Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, also in Frankfort.
It was a homecoming of sorts, as most of the film was shot in Benzie County. The house was full and enthusiastic. Several times spontaneous applause broke out when audience members recognized local faces among the extras.
Following the film, Rich and I engaged in a fascinating and fun Q & A. I’d estimate 70 to 80% of the crowd stayed, despite the bitterly cold temps and degrading road conditions outside. Some people had driven upwards of five hours to see the movie.
Latest news on distribution is that three companies have expressed interest. The only question now is which will make the most attractive offer. Hopefully, Dogman will be coming to a theater near you soon!