Up with the sun today… if the sun got up around 11:00 a.m. I couldn’t tell you. I was sleeping.
After catching some more films and having some more meetings, I took a quick nap before heading to the Woodsman party sponsored by Newmarket. May I just take a second to say the Newmarket folks are amazing? Not only Bob, but Liz and Mary Ann and Britney and everybody. What a great team. The party was really great, especially since it was outdoors and we had a great night of weather in Toronto. The only awkward thing? I met a filmmaker who’s first film we did not accept at SXSW. That’s always interesting and hard but luckily, he and I were buying each other drinks by the end of the night. So, overall, it was good.
We were able to make it by the Mondovino party as well, which was held in a gallery and featured tons of wine. It was actually more a wine tasting than a party, but that’s no problem. The vino was bueno.
Meanwhile, my friend Laura (who’s in town from Brooklyn) made it into the public screening of Double Dare and had nothing but raves for it. It’s great and I’m so happy she liked it. I think she especially got into it because Laura’s an actress and the film is about that (and stuntwomen, but same difference). As I mentioned in my earlier entry, this documentary really needs to get out there and be seen.
After that? Clubs. Last night was a big club night for the festival since it was “ladies night” at some of the local places. This was great, making it easy for everyone (film execs, reporters, festival folks, filmmakers, etc.) to chill out in the same space after hours.
Today, I have to hustle to prep for our first party, an afternoon affair featuring bands, food, drinks. I hope it’s fun. It should be. If so, I hope it becomes a festival tradition…