When we were making Showing Up, we wanted to write a love letter to the working actor but we also wanted to address a larger audience than just actors or those in show business. Using the context of the audition as a means to examine the pursuit of doing what we love, we knew we could address the concerns of just about everyone no matter what they do for a living. And that has proven to be the case. Audiences - regardless of their profession or jobs while they pursue their profession or decide what it is - have consistently told us the film speaks to them on a level that goes much deeper than just "how to get work". It addresses the mentality of the job interview, sure, but most importantly it reassures us that we are not alone in how we feel about rejection, preparation, self-esteem and following our dream.
It creates a feeling of belongingness. That's been extremely satisfying.
But we've been unable to reach a larger audience the way we'd hoped we would.
We're happy to announce the Video on Demand launch of Showing Up. Starting February 25th, our film will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Best Buy Cinema Now.
Thanks for taking a look at our film about what it means to keep going after what we all want.