My writing partner Robbie Bourland and I ventured to Los Angeles this week for the Slamdance Screenplay Award party at the Writer's Guild of America HQ, along with fellow collaborator and Slamdance alum Jack Allred of Riot Entertainment.
Our feature screenplay, For the Living, was selected as a Grand Prize category finalist in the competition.
The room was delightfully absent of jerks, and full of free food and drink. The room hushed as they congratulated us for getting so far, and the festival director gave a very rousing speech about the nobility of independent filmmaking and stuff.
Although in the end we didn't win, the nomination and open bar were ample consolation, as well as being in a room with so much talent and passion for the craft (of filmmaking, not the movie about witches.)
Next year, Slamdance. Next year. Watch yourself.