On Saturday, March 4th, 2017, the cast, crew, advisors, and extras of Reborn all gathered to finally see the finished product. After 6 long years, it was finally complete.
Leading up to the screening, I was equal parts excited and apprehensive. So much work had gone into the project that everyone would have to at least like that it was done, right? What if they didn’t like it? I was determined to have the screening go well.
I can easily, and thankfully, say that the screening did go well. Since so many years had gone by, most of the people involved assumed that Reborn was never going to be finished. The euphoria of finally seeing a finished product was very, very noticeable. In most cases, I think the finished edit really exceeded expectations.
Since this was the first project for many of those involved, it was definitely a homecoming of sorts. We held the screening where the project began, at the TV studio at Waubonsee Community College. We were lucky to have 30 people involved in the production be present.
The room was just teeming with joy. It was nostalgic, exhilarating, cathartic. It was everything I could have hoped for. We have since uploaded the film to YouTube in full quality, and the response has continued to be generous.