Thank you to everyone who attended AGC Pictures‘s award-winning* anime fan film Looking for Miku‘s red carpet Hollywood premiere at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres as part of HollyShorts Monthly Screenings! Thanks also to those who supported us by sharing and promoting the event!
We led off the block and then, for some reason, we were followed by four foreign films (guess they were confused because we have subs, lol). Most of them were pretty slick-looking and seemed to have high production values — no doubt due to the cooperation they got from their country’s film offices. I was awed that I was able to show my low-budget, guerilla-style, rough-around-the-edges first film alongside them! After a few other shorts, there was a very brief Q&A session. The previous block had run over so the host kept it short; even though he said he had questions for each of the creators on-stage, he actually only asked one of us a question.
Back in the lobby, everyone submitted their vote for Audience Favorite, aka “the filmmaker who did the best job of packing the audience”. (I think more honest results would’ve been achieved if they’d asked everyone to vote for their top two — basically, their friend’s film and their actual favorite). I didn’t expect us to win so I wasn’t disappointed, but I was very, very happy that everyone seemed to enjoy the film even though they had never heard of Hatsune Miku or Vocaloids!
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About Looking for Miku
Indecisive lead character? Check. Tsundere best friend? Check. Confessing to senpai? Uh…. We’ve all had (or have) that crush we wish we could confess to! Shy geek Kitty has a crush on her best friend Minnie’s brother, Jackie. While at an anime convention, however, Jackie falls for a cosplayer and enlists their aid to find her. Will Kitty be able to face her fears and confess her feelings to Jackie before they find the cosplayer? Find out in the award-winning* anime fan film Looking for Miku! Watch the trailer and learn more on FilmFreeway!