An exciting few months
It's been a while since I've posted an update, and some wonderful things have been happening with "Josephine and the Roach."
Starting in April, we won a series of awards, including the College Television Award (formerly known as Student Emmy) for Best Short Comedy and Best Director, the USC Faculty Award for Best Director, Best Student Film at USA Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Short Comedy at Arizona International Film Festival, and a Student Academy Award in the Narrative Category.
The Student Academy Awards were great... they carted us all over town, meeting with the Sundance Institute, the WGA, Film Independent, Lionsgate, among other places. Bob Saget hosted the ceremony (he was quite funny), and Jason Schwartzman handed me my award. I got to chat with Jason a bit-- he's an incredibly nice guy and a fan of 'Roach.
My acceptance speech can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mspMzSqKzDw
I also just signed with a manager and agent based on the short, and we are determined to put together a feature version of "Josephine and the Roach." Joe Swanson (my cowriter on the short) is currently writing the feature script.
Thanks again for all of your support, without which I wouldn't have been able to experience all of these fantastic things...
All the best,