Okay, I can't let Zak Forsman and the Down And Dangerous folks down and not post an update, but the truth is, there isn't a lot to say right now. While this is the busiest time of year for us, little of it has anything to do with filmmaking, choosing films, or any of that other fun-but-painful process.
It's all roll-up-your-selves kind of stuff. You know what I'm talking about. The real sweat that those people who always say, "what you should do," but don't do themselves, don't know about. It's "oh, crap!" time; as in, "Oh, crap, if I don't do this right now, it won't get done."
Michael has busted his behind to get the website updated with the schedule, ticket info, and movie pages. Now it's onto the program, poster, and all things graphical! Leslee has been coordinating with our party planners and panel providers to finalize what have been nothing but general discussions for almost a year now. And, of course, there's press, press, press.
And, believe it or not, we're still watching movies. Not all of every movie that got into the festival has been seen by everyone on the team, so between now and opening it's a mad scramble to make sure everyone gets to see them before the fest begins.
Why? Buzz, of course!
That, and we're way to busy during the festival to actually sit and watch a movie!
So that's what we're up to. What are you filmmakers doing with your time?