Simone does the PR at 1001 Production House
Today was fieldtrip day! Together with Nafiss, Farshad, the key characters, sound designer, director of photography and some more crew we went to Hilversum to see Dance Iranian Style on a big screen for the first time. But don´t worry it wasn´t the premiere where you were not invited, it was a test. We wanted to know what the film looked like and if the sound and color were as good as we wanted them.
It took some trains, cars and a couple of motorcycles to get us all to the Filmtheater Hilversum where the manager Piet invited us with open arms and lots of coffee. Everybody was feeling extremely nervous! For me, already saw the film twice but not in this final version, so even I was feeling a little bit anxious.
Everybody took a seat, lights when off and the opening credits of Dance Iranian Style came flying through the screen. The feeling was fantastic. I can´t image how Nafiss of Farshad felt, the overwhelming sense of pride they must have had, the satisfaction of finishing this project. It was an 85 minute long rollercoaster in this little filmtheater in Hilversum. Afterwards everybody waited until the credits were done, of course carefully looking for our own names, and after the screen went black and the music faded out we were still blown away from what we saw. Slowly getting out of the comfortable chairs and our eyes adjusting to the light the only thing I could see were huge smiles. Everybody was smiling from ear to ear.
Whatever happens to this film, this moment today was absolutely magic. There will be a lot more of these moments, hopefully one on the first of December. I will keep you posted, because I would like to share something of this magic and I want to let you see the genuine smiles on the faces of people who worked months or even years for the moment we had today. It was lovely.