Jax indie film opens to a packed house and packed downtown

Film premiere "I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday"
Faneal Goldbold (left) and Jen Day Thompson
Actress and law enforcement expert Faneal Godbold (left) with Jennifer Day Thompson who covered the film premiere of ‘I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday.’ (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)

It was bad enough I already had a commitment for the premiere of the indie film produced in Jax, I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday. It was a good thing my older daughter Jennifer Day Thompson agreed to cover the premiere for the film. This morning when I asked her how it went, she said, “It was a packed house.” The film did not disappoint. Obviously, we have a community here willing to support indie art.

Supporters braved traffic from the Jacksonville Jaguars’ home game preseason opener. Adding congestion to the mix was a Jumbo Shrimp baseball game in the same area. The premiere held at the Jacksonville Public Library downtown was sold out.

Jennifer took photos and covered the story. I will run that feature on Monday. I was thrilled to see she got to talk to Faneal Godbold. I interviewed the celeb awhile back and was very impressed with her detailed knowledge of law enforcement procedures and protocol.

It thrills me when my city supports an arts event. The most authentic artists trend indie these days, and although the products can sometimes come up short, this one didn’t. I don’t want to give too much away before the Monday feature, but Jennifer said she and others who attended the film were very impressed with the slick production among other things. And yes, that film does make you think.

I can’t wait to see Durden Godfrey’s film I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday. I’m going to try to get some details on future showings and the potential for DVDs and such. Stay tuned.

Hat tip to everyone involved with this film and to our family friend Jared Rush who got me interested in this project to begin with. Rush worked on the film in a number of capacities.

Jen freelances for this site from time to time when she’s not playing with the band, and she also blogs at Jen Inspired Living.

(Kay B. Day/Aug. 10, 2018)

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