Grey Matter (Matière Grise) has had an overwhelming response at the Tribeca Film Festival. The two screenings I attended were completed sold out, which was fantastic and the reactions were very positive indeed.
I arrived from London via Boston and stayed bang in the middle of the action in West 15th Street with 7th Ave.
The first night there I just went out for a pizza and needed an early night before the big D, our World Premiere at the Clearview cinemas in Tribeca.
The next day I met up with Kivu and the producer Dominic from Scarab films. We agreed by consensus that it would be better to dress as smartly as we could. And I think we were kind of right because once we got to the cinemas, we were ushered by security up the escalators and straight onto the red carpet to face a barrage of cameras and flashes. Here’s a video made by the festival, including an interview I shot in Kigali with the director Kivu Ruhorahoza:
The world premiere was completely sold out and after we had a Q&A with the director. It was a very moving experience to watch thing on the big screen. And since then there have been a number of good write-ups on the press. Here are two:
And today I found this on the Euronews website.
First we see one of the films with Keira Knightley, then our movie. It really feels all a bit surreal. But no doubt a very promising run in what is a festival with a international reputation, now celebrating its tenth anniversary since it was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro (one of my all time favourite actors) and Craig Hatkoff.