Wow, the saga of Intense Math continues! Just returned from the Phoenix Film Project mixer to anounce the Screen Wars Comedy challenge winner. Alas, we did not win the overall, but we did not leave emptyhanded. Fittingly, Gabe, Brad, and Chris were all recognized for their acting, taking home Best Ensemble Cast. I won for Best Cinematography, and for Best Editing, which was shared with Brock. Brock seems to want to have no part of this award, though he wasn't there for most of the editing, his input was valuable. Also, I think the acting award reflects highly on his insightful direction on the set.
The mixer was great, met a lot of nice people and took a lot of cards (note: we need our own cards). We got a lot of positive feedback on the film. It seems people, other filmmakers no less, actually did pick up on all of the subtleties of the film. It's tough to be objective about your own work, but it was nice to hear other people comment on the creeping, opening dolly shots, the whiteboard sequence, the single tear, and all the little things.
Let's take this show on the road. Festivals, here we come!