Amplifying our Message

Our movie is complete and it’s starting to get noticed by fans of the marching arts around the USA. We’re coming up on the four year anniversary of when we conceived the initial idea for the film. It seems like such a long time ago because we’ve been through so much from the idea stage, to the test shoot phase, raising our initial funds, shooting, editing, wrangling the music licenses, more editing, to a finished film. In a lot of... Read More

Official Selection of the Wisconsin Film Festival

Yesterday we received the news that our documentary feature has been selected to screen at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison. This will be our fourth film festival appearance for our film which focuses on the drum and bugle corps activity and features the Madison Scouts. We also learned that “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” is in the running for the “Golden Badger Award” which is reserved for films with ties... Read More

Our First “Tipped” Screenings

Going into this unique form of distribution has been somewhat like navigating on a curvy road through a snowstorm. We know that other filmmakers have paired with “On Demand” movie theater distributors in the past and had mixed results. When you decide to put your movie out this way, you are truly having to rely on the fans of your film and have to figure out how to motivate them. We’ve worked very hard to cultivate our fan base over... Read More

Special Screening in Edmonton, Canada

Members of “Vintage” during the 2014 YEG Pride Parade While many people associate drum and bugle corps with the United States, there are a tremendous number of marching arts organizations in other countries around the world. During a critical time in our fundraising efforts to cover the music licensing costs in our documentary film, we were contacted by two groups in Edmonton, Canada that were interested in having a special screening.... Read More

Request Your Own Screening of “Scouts Honor”

We’re happy to announce that our “Theatrical On Demand” distribution for “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” has been launched! You’ve heard us talk about the live drum corps recordings that we captured in 5.1 surround sound, and now you can experience our drum corps movie the way that it was meant to be seen & heard on the BIG screen! We’ve partnered with Gathr Films to allow YOU to bring our... Read More

Audience Award at the Twin Cities Film Fest

While we are still in the early stages of the release for our drum corps movie, we’ve had some pretty exciting experiences so far. At the end of October, Producer/Director Mac Smith traveled to St. Louis Park, Minnesota for the Twin Cities Film Fest. This was the third film festival for “Scouts Honor” and all the staff members and volunteers made us feel incredibly welcome. TCFF Managing Director, Bill Cooper and Mac Smith TCFF... Read More

Minnesota & Nebraska Screenings of Our Film

This coming weekend is a great opportunity to check out our drum corps movie if you are in the Midwest.  First, on Saturday October 25th at 3pm , Mac will be in St. Louis Park, Minnesota to screen “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” at the Twin Cities Film Festival.  We know that there a ton of drum and bugle corps fans and alumni in the Twin Cities area andwe look forward to seeing you at the screening!  Mac will do a Q&A... Read More

Trailer Premiere at DCE Championships

When the words “drum corps” are read or heard, many people think of DCI (Drum Corps International), which holds nearly all of it’s events within the United States, but drum corps is not unique to America. There are drum corps and variations of the drum corps concept in Indonesia, Japan, Canada, and South Africa (just to name a few). At the end of last month the DCE (Drum Corps Europe) organization had it’s European championships... Read More

Local Madison News & the Twin Cities Film Festival

WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports Twin Cities Film Festival, Managing Director, Bill Cooper spoke with Caroline Bach on WKOW about our documentary feature, “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”. Our film is having it’s Minnesota premiere at the Twin Cities Film Festival on Saturday, October 25th at 3pm and tickets are now on sale for our screening. Don’t wait because they are selling fast! If you... Read More

Best Documentary Award at AIFS

Last Friday our drum corps movie screened at the Austin Indie Flix Showcase in Austin, Texas. Co-producer Garrick Gonzalez was there to represent the film and there were a number of Madison Scouts fans present. We received enthusiastic comments from many of the people who saw the film at the AIFS. There were also some filmmakers in attendance who were unfamiliar with the drum and bugle corps activity at the screening who made a point to tell Garrick... Read More

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