I've been telling you all about 'Homecoming' since we first finished it, but I haven't talked much about what we planned to do with it.
I've begun the ever son fun process of putting my heart on my sleeve, cutting my creative wrists open, and submitting it to film festivals, and I must say, it is both costly, and strategic. Oh, did I mention costly? Because it sure in the hell is!!! Don't get me wrong, I'd love to just get one acceptance because it is a lot to do a short film when you want to do it with some serious quality. So to have someone appreciate what me and my team have done, it's the ultimate pat on the back. A thank you, and a "keep going!" Of course, if we don't get accepted, then we'll keep pushing, but it'll still sting.
Anyone who's starting out wants to know that they're doing the right thing. Just a little bit of sunshine on their path to know that even though it's rocky, it's the right path, and it'll eventually be good as long as the hard work keeps going.
I'm not going to jinx us and say which ones we've submitted to, but they're quite a few, and most are local. We're proud of the fact that it's also Minnesota made, which makes it special.
I'm hoping I'll have good things to announce to you soon about 'Homecoming,' but for now, I'm going to just say that our fingers are crossed and that we're insanely proud of what we did.
You know, I can appreciate many aspects of Quentin Tarantino's work in his films, but sometimes, they way he treats his black characters makes me want to punch him in the face. I was watching Pulp Fiction and Quentin Tarantino's character has a black wife, a black friend, and has the nerve to ask Jules if he has a "Dead Nigger Sign" out on the front lawn, but the moment Mr. Wolf comes in, he's in line, even calling him Mr. Wolf until he's given the permission to say otherwise. I get Jules' situation in having to keep the peace or be fucked, but I can't imagine it's the first time he's stepped out of line with his language. I can't imagine a character like that truly being in love with a woman of color unless her mentality ran along the line of friggin' Stacey Dash...*drinks beer*
You may feel different, but sometimes, I want to punch him in the nuts. You can easily dislike someone but still find value in their work at times.
Reviewing movies. I tried to go to once a week, but I think it's best if I post whenever. Right?