It’s been a long road to get here, but thanks to the amazing talent of Michael Taylor, who came aboard as editor this spring, we are delighted to announce (albeit belatedly) that Stranger Things has reached picture lock. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our test screenings and gave us such good feedback and helpful notes. Extra special thanks to Brian Kates, Lou and Andy Ford, Iyabo Boyd, Rose Vincelli, Tom Wallin, Ray Rizzo and Nick Ordway. Also, big thanks Gretchen McGowan at Goldcrest and Frank Green for hosting screenings. Biggest thank you of all to Michael!
This process has really taught us the importance of test screenings. After putting so much love into your film, it’s hard to expose it to criticism. But obviously that’s the whole point and the way to make it into the best film possible. Watching the film with an audience feels so different to watching alone in the edit suite. It’s wonderful hearing the audience react to the surprises, funny moments and emotional beats of the story.