All last week I looked forward to attending the BIG SCREEN DEBUT of my short film, "1st Grade Picture."
Well, yesterday, the time came.
And I NEVER saw a thing.
'Cause I wasn't there.
'Cause I couldn't be there.
'Cause I was on the set of a commercial. Day two of that commercial, mind you.
By the time the commercial shoot wrapped, I managed to arrive at the theater damn near a half hour after everyone had gone. Luckily, the male star of my film, Brandon Espy, was still there. And so was Joseph Alvarez, co-creator of INDIE NIGHT. I was able to thank Brandon for being there and for his contribution to the film. No, I'll never stop thanking him. Hell, 30 years from now, if I run into him somewhere, I'm gonna thank him. --- I enjoyed introducing myself to Joseph, too. And talking to him about my work. At this point, I'd say he's a new supporter of mine. He truly liked my piece, so I intend to introduce my new films there, too.
No, I wasn't able to make the screening last night, although God knows I wanted to be there.
However, despite the grave disappointment in missing it, TODAY, it is MY choice to STILL...