Last night we screened a Work-in-Progress cut of PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System at the International Holistic Medicine Summit in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Norm Shealy, a legend in the field of Holistic Medicine and medical Intuition, introduced me and the film, and I have to say the screening could not have gone better.
It seemed the film held the audience right from the get-go, and at the end there was long and loud applause, with a few people even giving the film a standing ovation!
It was very gratifying.
And a huge relief for me!
Later there was a Q&A, and most of the audience stayed for that. Afterwards, in private conversations with some of the audience, Jennifer and I got some valuable feedback which we will take back to the editing room for further tweaks.
Most importantly, before last night’s Summit screening we held a private screening of the film for Caroline Myss and Norman Shealy. They both loved it! Caroline in particular was very generous in her praise – and if you know Caroline Myss, that means something!
(Caroline and Norm feature prominently in the film.)
Later, I wondered why I had been so anxious about Caroline’s response to the film. It’s because she has such a finely tuned radar for anything that is false, grandiose, ego-driven, self-serving, or in any way inauthentic.
She is fierce and withering in her condemnation of anything that is not truthful.
In the months prior, in editing, whenever I had a choice to make, I would mentally ask myself: Does this pass the Caroline Myss test? And by that, I meant, am I doing this for the right reasons? Is this creative decision based on truth or ego?
I guess I was anxious about Caroline’s response because I knew she would tell me in no uncertain terms if the film was authentic or not. She would not be polite or demur – that’s not her style. She would give it to me from both barrels if she didn’t like the film.
And from a technical level, she would also dismiss the film if I didn’t get intuition right. And let me tell you, intuition is a tricky subject for a filmmaker. That’s probably why a film like this has never been made before! And that’s why it took 18 months in editing to complete.
Caroline genuinely loved the film – and for me, that meant I’d made something which had passed the Caroline Myss test. That meant I’d made something truthful. And irrespective of any future success or otherwise, ultimately that for me is the most important thing –
The Summit screening last night in front of a room full of intuitive professionals affirmed that.
Jennifer and I now leave for a 900ml drive to North Carolina to meet up with Lee Carroll, who also features prominently in the film. Lee channels Kryon. We leave Kansas City though mightly relieved. We now know for sure that the film works.
It passed the Caroline Myss test…