I met my mom and a friend of hers at the coffee shop inside the local Barnes & Noble over my lunch break. Her friend, Jan, was a very nice woman and it was good to have met her; my mom has talked about her in the past. Anyway, Jan gave me this flyer that I decided to share here on the blog in hopes of garnering the project a few votes. Here’s what it said:
Dear Person Holding This:
A local short film (“Untitled for James” viewable on OpenFilm.com) has been entered into a national, online competition. If it receives enough online votes by the end of July (by Saturday night), it will go before a panel with James Caan and Robert Duvall, et al. The panel will then pick a winner and the winner receives funding to turn their short film into a feature length film.
Please take a moment to support the film by voting for it. All you need is an email to be able to vote.
After filling in a user ID, a password and an email, OpenFilm sends you a confirmation email. Go to your email account and click on the link in the Welcome email they have sent you to activate your account.
Then simply log in using the account you have created, look up “Untitled for James” and give the film a favorable rating. THAT’S IT!
So that’s it. Hopefully anyone who has ever been involved in trying to get a project through a contest like this will help out. Personally I’m not a big fan of contests, but in so many of the Arts that is one of the few viable ways to get more eyes on whatever one is working on. Unfortunate, yes, but part of the game for too many of us. Me, I’m a big fan of films, and it is something I’d like to do more of. I’ve dabbled, but it would be great to do things like homemade book trailers, or little documentaries, or anything cool and DIY-related. I enjoy it very much.
My mom lured me to lunch by telling me she had a present she wanted to give me. Present? I’m all in. When I arrived, she handed me this:
So now I am the proud owner of an e-Reader. I’m pretty blown away. Now I can personally see what all the fuss is about. I think I’ll get it all set up, then order Savages by Don Winslow to test it out with. I’ll be sure to report back.