33 Teeth, Evan’s first film to direct and my first film to produce, will be making it’s Seattle debut!
Back in Austin and it’s like Park City never happened. On to 3 new projects and attempting to graduate from college this semester. Please keep your seat belts fastened.
Last weekend I made the long haul to Marfa with the director of a new short I’m quite excited to be working on. It’s pretty much an artsy, hippy community in the middle of nowhere and thus the best small town - ever. The folks were incredibly helpful and so we found pretty much everything in one weekend - locations, lodging, catering, extras, done. Can’t wait to go back and continue to work on pre-production.
My second project is an undergraduate thesis film that I also feel has strong potential. The next two days we’ll be casting, and hopefully this weekend will be location scouting for isolated cabins around the Hill Country. I love working in film.
Well, contradictory to my blog title, that might be exactly what I end up doing. Mostly because I’m attending the Park City festivals for Slamdance, which doesn’t have opening parties until tomorrow. Didn’t get much sleep our first night in town since my body decided to experience a small bout of altitude sickness. Is there a solution to that? Drinking lots of water? Anybody??
After a delicious breakfast from Kim (they have Einstein’s Bagels here!!) Evan and I managed to answer emails and get out of the house by noonish to make it to registration at Slamdance headquarters at the Treasure Mountain Inn. Lesson learned during registration - probably shouldn’t crack jokes about bankruptcy when Kodak is a sponsor.. It was all in good humor, I swear! We even shot our film on Kodak stock..
Met some wonderful folks today - fellow filmmakers, festival programmers, Kodak reps, etc. Ran into fellow Austinites along Main Street and had delicious fish ‘n chips at a local brewery. Note to self - heavy meals are only going to make you feel more sleepy after staying up all night!! Eating salads with a desert will compensate for a heavy meal, right?
Looking forward to setting up a schedule and watching some great films! Our first Slamdance screening for 33 Teeth is tomorrow at 3pm in the Gallery Screening Room at Treasure Mountain Inn. Excited and nervous!?!