Sunday, March 16, 2008

Thank You Card

Darren Grodsky & Danny Jacobs
Humboldt County Writer/Directors
Los Angeles, CA

March 16, 2008

c/o South by Southwest Film Festival
Austin, Texas

Dear Austin:

We felt compelled to write to express our extreme gratitude to you for helping to create one of the greatest experiences of our lives. We've seen amazing things before: incredible concerts, our beloved Cardinals winning the World Series, proof of the existence of extra-terrestrials, but not until we entered the doors of the Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Austin did we ever see our film lit up on a marquee.

Not until we arrived in Austin did we encounter lines of hundreds of people waiting to see a picture that we first dreamed up in an Inn on the Pacific coast in Shelter Cove, CA, just over 5 years ago.

Looking back on the festival experience now -- with a few days worth of decompression -- it's difficult to imagine a better experience. We showed up with an army of almost 50 friends and family at the first screening, and the volunteers and workers who worked the festival helped us accomodate as many of them as they possibly could. Everyone was so friendly, complimentary and gracious that Danny and I were compelled to be mean to each other just to balance the scales.

The filmmakers we met -- and there were many -- were inspiring and talented, and we hope to have forged a number of connections and friendships that will last. We're excited to see more work from such a talented group.

We don't have years of festivals to compare, but we can honestly say that our South by Southwest experience was smooth and ridiculously positive. As filmmakers, this goes a long way, because it is an incredibly nerve-wracking experience to screen your film for the first time in a packed theater.

So thank you, Austin, and thank you South by Southwest. We owe you a debt of gratitude. You popped our cherries, you were gentle, you exceeded our expectations, and as such you'll always be our first love.

We hope to be with you again, and again, and again, and...



p.s. LCL's: Expect more SXSW thoughts coming soon, and check out the NEWS page on our main page over at for links to reviews and interviews from SXSW!!!

1 comment:

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