Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Three Nights in Austin

Hey LCLs,

So our press schedule is (finally) winding down. We've got a couple more interviews today and tomorrow. As such, I'm hopeful we'll be able to actually check out some movies before we leave on Friday. This is, after all, a film festival. Though I haven't seen anything, I've heard that "Baghead" is quite good as well as a film that Helen Hunt wrote and directed that I can't remember the name of at the moment.

On a separate, and fortuitous note, Darren and I have been angling to meet with actor/writer Kevin Pollak because he has the rights to a book called Three Nights in August that Darren and I want to adapt and direct. The book covers a three game series in 2003 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. It's amazing and, as you might have guessed by now, we're both huge Cardinals fans. Anyway, Kevin was at SXSW this year but we didn't get to meet him. Then, when our producer, CD, was on his way back to LA to care for his newborn child, he looked down the aisle and saw who else, but Kevin Pollak! He went up and talked to him, told him about us, and we got his email address. So it looks like the meeting will finally happen when we get back to L.A. I think this is the sort of lucky happenstance that happens at film festivals, when there are so many creative people all stuck in the same place.

Lastly, a shout out to an AMAZING place, called Austin Deep, where Darren and I received complementary deep tissue massages the other day that, to be honest, we couldn't have done without. We're still loose and free flowing because of their mad skills and generosity. Check them out here.

Talk to ya lates,
d

2 comments:

Deep Thoughts said...

Thank you for that D :-) It was our pleasure to take care of you guys.
I was bummed to not be there in person, I am in SF. Buena Suerte Amigo, hope you had some good Tex-Mex while you were in Austin!

Jessica Price

Terra said...

Man, and I thought we were deep! The movie was AMAZING! So glad we got in! Loved, loved, loved it!

the therapists at Austin Deep