Back on September 13th, just 2 months after moving to the Roger’s Park neighborhood, I found myself on the red carpet at the world premiere of the feature film Critical Nexus. To top it off, it’s just 3 blocks away from my apartment! One might say that it was meant to be, haha.
On top of that, I had the opportunity to make a new trailer promoting the movie being released on DVD, streaming, and on-demand (VOD). The purpose of a trailer in this setting is anything that’ll grab people’s attention, so I went for it. Let me know what you think!
I’ve worked a little bit with Director Tirf Alexius and Producer Remoh Romeo while editing recap videos of their promo nights for the film. It really has been a great experience and I’m so thankful for the chance to step up and edit a trailer for them! It’s amazing to think what can happen at parties, you start by supporting a friend, then you end up on a red carpet a few months later! I wrote a blog about it a couple months ago!
The red carpet was a great time, they had a backdrop set up to take pics, a host interviewing people as they came in while a small crew filmed it all. Everyone came out dressed up, and the after party was great! I really was fortunate to hop onto this project at the very end of the film’s life cycle and got to witness and experience a little bit of the payoff.
The movie itself was really well done, a lot of the shots looked great, and overall the performances were solid. It’s been a while since I’ve seen any movie on opening night, there really isn’t anything quite like the shared experience of a packed theater. Everyone laughing together at the jokes, getting tense when drama rises, and applauding as the credits roll.
Even the theater’s bar got in on the action and had a Critical Nexus themed cocktail. I don’t remember exactly what was in it, but I do remember it was delicious!
Finally, don’t think I had all this fun without being put to work. Remember the aforementioned camera crew at the red carpet? Guess who was tasked to edit a 0:30 recap/promo video featuring the footage from the premiere! Watch below!