Thursday, June 25, 2009

CLOWNFEST: Clarification from Vince Pagliano

There were several comments asking for further clarification of one of the quotes used in the trailer for the new documentary, Clownfest: Five Days in the Alley. I received this from Vince Pagliano...
Hi Vince,
Judging by the emails, it appears there is a little confusion regarding the movie trailer...particularly the "evangelical" quote at the end of the clip.

Indeed, this quote is taken out of context. As I'm sure you can appreciate, the purpose of the trailer is to grab people's attention and spark interest in the film, which it appears to be doing. Naturally, when using a 30-second trailer to summarize a 38-minute film, many of the quotes/footage will be taken out of context. That quote is in no way meant to imply that everyone who attends Clownfest is evangelical. As someone who has seen the entire film, you can confirm that the "evangelical" quote goes on to explain in greater detail ministry/gospel clowning's place in the world of clowning.

We are very pleased with the way the film turned out. Our team spent two years filming Clownfest ('07 & '08), and we feel the end result is an honest depiction of what takes place during the festival. Once people see the film, I think it will all make sense to them.

I hope this clears up any confusion there might have been. Please let me know if there are further questions.

Many thanks, Matt (Weber)


Billy said...

Ok, so how do we get a copy of the entire documentary

Unknown said...

Billy, we're in the process of putting together a DVD of the film complete with special bonus features. We should have it up on the film website Or check us out on Facebook for any/all Clownfest movie news.


Matt Weber
Director - Clownfest: Five Days in the Alley