Opening Night Event – A Night to Remember!  

What a night! I don’t know about all of you but we could not have asked for a better Opening Night Event for the 2010 Fest. We started things off with the pre-reception where the room was full of beautiful ice sculptures (a favorite of Snowmen star Bobby Coleman), tons of filmmakers, delicious food and the one and only Jon McLaughlin who wooed the ladies with his Oscar nominated song “So Close.” (which appeared in the film, Enchanted – a Truly Moving Picture Award winner!)


The opening scene of the film immediately grabbed the audience and provided a room full of laughs! After the screening Heartland President and CEO Jeff Sparks lead Writer/Director , Producers John Shepherd and Stephen McEveety and stars Bobby Coleman and Beverley Mitchell in a Q&A session with the audience.

Kirbyson explained that his childhood growing up in Canada heavily influenced the script. In fact, the team wanted to shoot the film in Winnipeg but because it was too cold they chose Park City, Utah. Kirbyson also shared that he especially loved shooting the underwater scenes.


The night ended with a wonderful dessert reception and great conversations. Thanks to everyone who attended, our unbelievable volunteers, the filmmakers and stars of Snowmen, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and sponsors The Lacy Foundation and LDI, Ltd. for providing us with yet another wonderful Heartland event!