Wrapping up a lot of things in Park City as we get ready to head back to Texas. Wendy has already taken off, and Jarod and I are hanging out at the Marriott, taking care of some last-minute business.
Yesterday was another day packed with meetings and events. I met with Tim from Paste Magazine and he interviewed me for an upcoming preview on SXSW. In addition to that, Jarod and Wendy attended a tsunami relief benefit, in which SXSW donated some silent auction prizes and more. We finally had the pleasure of meeting August, the baby boy to former Texas residents Mike Jones and his wife Maya (who has a short screening in the Sundance Online Film Festival). It was August’s first film festival, but I’m sure it won’t be his last.
Following that, we ran into Bob Odenkirk and Chris Gore and we made our way to the IFC Greg The Bunny party. Then, it was on to the Fine Line/New Line party at Zoom. The employees at Zoom were still feeling the effects of the very popular Cinetic party the night before. Before we headed to the Rock School shindig, we hung out and had a drink with Scott, the composer of Sundance hit Hustle & Flow. It was fun chatting with Scott about Southern soul and hip-hop. Plus, he gave me a couple of his CDs (thanks!).
Newmarket’s party for Rock School was a fun time, as was the soiree for Cronicas, hosted by Palm Pictures. The latter easily had the best food of any party I attended.
While it’s definitely a bummer to be leaving (tonight is the annual Variety party), it will be nice to finish up more work back at the office. See you in Texas…