When we began the journey of Walt Before Mickey, it was your typical independent film project; filled with pitfalls, ups and downs and problems to solve. However, in the end, we have a finished product that everyone can be proud of. We’ve now showcased the films at two screenings and the reviews have been very favorable.
However, yesterday’s screening in Washington, D.C. was not your typical film screening. Not at all. It was prefaced by a VIP Celebrity tour of the East Wing of The White House, perhaps the most famous home in the world. It’s where POTUS lives with his family. It’s where bills get signed, leaders of countries congregate and where history has it’s own address.
Some of the producers and crew of Walt Before Mickey were privileged enough to become a small part of that history. So many wonderful stories, so many amazing pictures and so many historic rooms all contained within that surprisingly small little wing. Pictures of a pensive JFK, a regal George Washington and a proud Jackie Kennedy all adorn the walls of the “house.” Furniture that is hundreds of years old, vases, glasses, china and a Vermeil collection rivaled only by The Vatican all in pristine condition.
More importantly, as you walk those halls, you get a sense of accomplishment, a sense of purpose and a sense of pride. We were able to share in some of that pride. We were there. Our little film crew. Our tiny little insignificant project, in a small way, was being recognized as valid and important. The home that Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan and President Obama live(d) in. The place that Nancy, Laura and Michelle grace(d). It was a wonderful feeling.
We took so many pictures. Pictures that included the past but with an eye towards the future. Pictures that we will long remember and cherish.
It was a very rare occasion and something that we can all cross off our bucket lists. Khoa and I hope to make it a tradition. Who knows? Maybe we’ll just take a ceremonial trip to The White House, every time we finish another film. Why not?
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