AE: Finally, I noticed on the website that you had a mini-world tour with sharing this film. What valuable lessons have you learned from this tour that might be useful for aspiring film talents and for yourselves as you work your way into the industry?
Avery: This was actually my first real film. It was really exciting. I was learning so much every single day. I wanted to help with the sound and the lighting. I would say to anyone aspiring to do this do as much as you can to learn. Go out there and do it for you. With Skylar, I felt this character thought everyone else’s problems were hers as well. Especially people she encounters and it made me think more on the idea of the film. It made me want to get more involved.
Evan: Coming off of the whole “world tour…” I think it is just kind of a fun play on words, but at the same time maybe it is a sign that we are starting to gain a little traction in a positive light. It is one of those things that when we first started making this film I never thought that we would get the amount of press and amount of press and connections we made out of this film. That is not by any means to say we hit it big because there is still a lot of work to do, a lot of education to get out there. By the same token, I think it is cool that when we got into the Viewster Film Festival based out of Zurich Switzerland. We had a really big opportunity to share this film with a global scale of individuals. It is one of those things where no matter if we are doing a big screening international or a small screening back home in North Carolina, it is something I definitely want to show people, tell people this is a story that matters, and open some eyes to the film. As long as we can do that I am always happy.
Displacement Welcomed will screen this Sunday, December 28, 7:00p.m. at Motorco in Durham North Carolina. For more information on Evan, April, Avery, and their film, you can check out the film’s official website, follow the film on Twitter (@DisplaceFilm), or like the official Facebook page.