Monday, August 23, 2010

Antici......... pation!

Last week, Another Life was accepted into the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. And this week...

* tumbleweeds roll by *

Nothing. Happened.

But not for lacking of trying! I had an interview with a reporter about Another Life, but she's still writing and wants to publish when the time's right, so I'm waiting to hear back.

At work, I've been plugging away at an undisclosed project under a tight deadline, but with my boss out of town, I'm still waiting to hear back.

I've been writing a lot, preparing for another meeting with the Hollywood Hotshots. I e-mailed them about when next to meet and... you guessed it. More waiting.

As an aspiring filmmaker knocking on Hollywood's doors, so much of your life is spent in anticipation. You send your film out to festivals... and wait. You send your script out to Hollywood Hotshots... and wait.

And a lot of the time, you never hear back.

Here's what NOT to do: Stare at your monitor and refresh your Gmail every 5 minutes, thinking that this time -- this time that e-mail will appear, finally saying "Congratulations, kiddo! We're gonna make you into a star!"

The healthy thing to do: Move on. Like a professional actor at an audition, you have to put your best foot forward, show them your best work, and then get on with your life.

Don't even expect a reply. Hang out with friends. Cook a tasty meal. Enjoy life.

So when the good news finally does come, it will be a delicious surprise.

But what to do with all that nervous energy? Why not read some o' the BEST blogs on the web? Like these tasty morsels for fellow filmmakers:
And here's a real treat for all you Animaniacs fans:
For more, check out the Blog Roll on the right. For next week, stay tuned for a big press release on Another Life at Temecula! Till Then!


  1. thanks for the plug, Nate. Will you be attending Temecula?

  2. You're welcome! And yes, I will be attending Temecula indeed :)

  3. Appreciate the link, Nate.

    Rent a stretch Humvee for Temecula.