A free screening of Carnage Radio, a short film by Big Spring filmmaker James Fite, was shown over the weekend at the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium and had a great turnout. Both the free screening and the after party was sponsored by Hotel Settles.
Audience members had great reactions to the short film, and they were excited to see Big Spring featured as a character and not just a setting.
"I loved it! I think it's awesome. I love the way Big Spring was represented. I love the way they had the cast and crew from the town. It was amazing and I just want more," said screening attendee Laurie Edwards of the film.
There was a lot interaction during the Q&A with the cast and crew after the movie. During that time it was revealed that Carnage Radio had been submitted to several film festivals, accepted, and even nominated for awards. Fite also advised that short film was only a piece of what was written for a full-length feature film. Audiences were so enamored by the film, they were eager to learn that their goal for funding the full movie would be $300,000.
"We were a little hesitant about [mentioning] that] because, you know, money scares people," said Fite. "We just wanted people to have a good time, but we were honest. If we wanted to do it right, $300,000 could make it right. If we wanted to make it for less, we could, but [$300,000] is the goal we're shooting for."
Carnage Radio is set to film at the Prison City Film Festival in Huntsville, TX on Feb. 27th.