My experimental short Observer just locked in to premiere on the evening of Sunday, July 10 at the Ventura Film Festival. According to the schedule, it screens during the 8-10 p.m. block at the Marriott. (You know, the hotel Little Miss Sunshine shot in.) I’m told a filmmaker Q&A will happen afterward, so feel free to turn up and ask me something. Make sure you concentrate on formless questions about what things “mean.”
Here’s Observer’s trailer, to refresh your memory (and you might even watch the full movie somewhere, if’n you’re nice to me):
I needed my memory refreshed, I can assure. Let me tell you something interesting I’ve found out about the filmmaking life, to the extent that I’ve experienced it: about a year separates shooting a project and hearing back from festivals about it, and by that point, if you’re like me, you’ve waded knee-deep into another project. I’ve already started shooting my next short, the all-Super 8, all-Borges-influenced, equally Polaroid-filled א. More on that soon.