Soho International Film Festival Recap

Soho International Film Festival Recap

 Thank you so much to those of you who were able to attend our world premiere at the Soho International Film Festival! We had such an amazing time and are so excited to finally start showing the film. Trichster stars Valerie, Sophie, Jessie, and Greg were in attendance along with many of you that were also featured in the film. We met some amazing people who had traveled out of state to make it to the premiere and we’re so grateful for the support from the community.

Cast & Crew - "Trichster"

Jillian (Director), Valerie (Trichster Star), Seun (Co-Producer/DP), Katie (Co-Producer/Cinematographer), Carolyn (Executive Producer), Amanda (Executive Producer)

Greg and Mark, stars of Trichtser

Greg and Mark, stars of Trichtser

All day, us filmmakers were texting each other: “I can’t concentrate at work!” “I’m so excited!” “I’m really nervous!”  We met up before the screening for a celebratory glass of champagne and walked over to the theater together.


Gearing up for the premiere!

Once we got there, everything was a blur! The red carpet was crowded with people taking pictures. Attempting to pose for the camera was awkward, to say the least, but we made it through ok and into the theater on time. Our Director of Photography/Co-producer ‘Seun walked the carpet like a seasoned pro.

Seun Babalola (Co-Producer) - "Trichster"

Seun Babalola rocking the red carpet

For years we’ve watched Trichster from camera monitors, laptop screens, and occasionally, the tv in our living rooms. Seeing Trichster on a giant theater screen was incredibly surreal. We were balls of nerves as we watched our “baby” being projected in front of 160 people. Would the audience like it? Did we do trichotillomania justice? At the end, the clapping lasted a long time and it was fun listening to the audience react when their names scrolled on screen. The Q&A went well and we spent the rest of the evening talking to people and absorbing awesome feedback.


Sophie (Trichster Star) answering questions at the Q&A

People had a lot of really nice things to say to us:

“Trichster is my new favorite movie!” -Avery

“The fact that you were able to shine a light on something that few people know about and open so many eyes to the disorder…I don’t know how to thank you for that.” -Stefanie

My favorite part of the documentary was “all of it, from beginning to end.” -Emma


Many of you have been asking when you can see Trichster. We’re still applying to festivals and hope to play at a theater near you soon! We’re still learning about distribution and working out the best plan for us. We want to hear from you! Tell us where you are! Fill out this form.

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you soon!

The Trichster Team