This is all on the DL because everytime I post anything happy, the next day I get shat on. So let's just quietly and stealthily post this and run like hell, k?
-Katie and Mike were cleared to come home and will be coming back to the US next week. BOSTON FRIENDS: they will need lots of hugs and love after their ordeal so please please please go visit katie. She can't walk and will be bedridden for a while with a broken pelvis. Give her hugs and political diatribes for me.
-got hired for some steady shit job work. In this economy, beggars can't be choosers and I'm certainly not above working shit jobs. I'm still growing as a filmmaker and I'm getting more and more professional work as time goes by, but I'm still a youngin' and still have a way to go, so I'm ok with working a shit job to pay rent as long as I can keep building my film skills...
WHICH LEADS ME TO:
-I GOT HIRED AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR A PRETTY COOL SHORT FILM NEXT WEEKEND. I am very excited. I will be working with some decent pro and semi-pro crew and cast and the director seems like the type of guy I'd want to AD for. My next week will consist of many script breakdowns, phone calls, scheduling, and emails, but I am VERY EXCITED. I had to bike 8 miles to the southwest corridor of Austin to get this job, but goddamn it, it was worth it. And yes, there's pay involved. Not a ton, but enough.
-I am also line producing a feature film slated to shoot in 2010. I'm currently doing the script breakdown for it so I can figure out how many days of scheduling and what kinds of gear and props we will need for budgeting purposes. The script is really good and I really like the director. It's nice working on a team with an all female producing crew. Definitely excited about that one!
-LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
AUSTIN FOLKS (I know some of you read this!). The film I have been editing all month, the feature documentary about the man who went homeless for a month called Under the Bridge is having its first public screening on December 12th at Maggie May's on 6th st. It's a charity fundraiser, so it will cost ya (but you get a discount if you bring a canned good donation!) but I would love for people to come out and see it. We worked real hard on polishing it up and I'm very proud of the work that's been done on it.
AND NOW ON TO THE TALKING HEADS DANCE PARTY I AM ATTENDING TONIGHT. U JEALOUS.