Thursday, March 6, 2008

Austin Diary Vol. 4: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

Ahoy from Austin!

So what a whirlwind. I got in yesterday, as Darren mentioned, and it’s been nonstop since the moment I arrived. Today, after retrieving Darren’s credit card from one of the 10,000 bars we apparently visited last night, we started out into the city giving out rolling paper packs and putting up posters. And of course, we do this on the coldest and rainiest day in the history of the planet. And that’s true, by the way, because we looked it up.

Eventually we wound our way to the UT campus and have been talking up the film a bunch in the communication department. I just spoke in front of an intro to film class and left two boxes of rolling papers for them. We’re definitely doing our part to corrupt the youth of America.

Darren is headed to the airport to pick up El Producer, CD, and then we’ve got a little BBQ tonight before heading back to the UT campus to talk to another film class. The insanity never stops.

Things are not all rosey though. We got word yesterday that Jeremy Strong, our lead, had to cancel his planned trip to be here for the premiere. He’s really bummed about it and so are we but he’s got a good reason. Apparantly, he’s filling in last minute in a major role for a play at the Public Theater in NYC opposite David Straitharn, Aiden Quinn and Brian Dennehy. What can we say? Our actors are just too damn good.

Though Darren and I are bummed about Jeremy’s absence, we’re all rooting for him to knock his new opportunity out of the park, as we’re sure he’ll do.

Okay! Tomorrow morning, when I wake up, I’ll be able to say “Today’s the day Humboldt County premieres.”


Peace out cats,

P.S. We had a huge story done on the film over at The Hollywood Reporter. It came out yesterday. If you didn’t catch it, you can read it HERE.

P.P.S. Our first review is IN!!!!! It’s in the Austin Chronicle and it came out today. It’s fantastically favorable. Here’s the LINK.

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