After an amazing and unforgetable night director Johnathan Paul stopped to chat with KGAF radio about the film and about the screening. You can hear the entire radio interview in the embedded audio below.
Audio is courtesy of Hometown Radio 1580 KGAF.
You know you have a good film on your hands when you are forced to have a second screening due to the overwhelming numbers attending the screening. That is exactly what happened to director Johnathan Paul and his crew from Datalus Pictures on Saturday night.
Image: Director Johnathan Paul speaking during a Q&A session, via Datalus Pictures.
When 5:00 rolled around and the Special Social Event started with well over 200 people attending, which far exceeded anyone expectations. These expectations were exceeded again when it came time for the screening, as early numbers suggested a total of around 300 people would attend. However, people were lining up outside to get into a theater with standing room only. At this point the State Theater and Datalus Pictures announced an additional screening to accommodate the number of attendees.
Image: Director Johnathan Paul standing on stage with his cast, via Datalus Pictures.
In all nearly 600 people came to the special screening event, which was well beyond anything director Johnathan Paul and his crew at Datalus Pictures ever imagined would happen. Remember that The Great Hanging goes into it’s festival run starting at the end of May, so be sure to keep up to date here as well as the Facebook page for information on those screenings.
On Tuesday May 17th director Johnathan Paul and actor Aaron N. Martin (Nathaniel Clark) were asked to come to the NBC studios in Dallas, Texas for a featured interview about The Great Hanging. The director and actor were greeted by the Community Affairs Department of the Dallas station, Nada Ruddock and Michael Gibson. From there the they were taken to the main studio floor and introduced to legendary Dallas-based broadcaster Scott Murray for a feature interview.
During the interview the director and actor talked about the experience of making the film as well as the plans for the film moving forward. While this interview has already been captured it wont air quite yet. As this interview is apart of a larger television program that will air on June 26th on NBC 5.
Stay tuned right here and on the Facebook page for more details.
As we move closer and closer to the first of two screenings on May 6th, momentum for the film is growing rapidly. Recently director Johnathan Paul sat down with KERA’s Stephen Becker and The Dallas Morning News Chris Vognar to discuss The Great Hanging.
This particular radio series is a film program, which highlights Dallas based and Texas based filmmakers and productions. Johnathan was able to go into studio and conduct a full 20 mins interview in regards to The Great Hanging with the two hosts. This particular interview will air on 90.1 KERA in Dallas, Texas on May 19th during Morning Drive and Afternoon Drive.
Stay tuned as we will post the interview when it become available.