Let me start by saying that the past week has been both incredibly fun and utterly exhausting. Between attending OutFest events, doing industry meetings, and pimping out our little movie to the masses, we've been running around West Hollywood like women on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So a few hours ago, we were happily ensconced in our seats at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles for the OutFest awards ceremony. The ambiance was delightful...the setting sun illuminated the flora behind the stage, while sounds of the nearby Hollywood Bowl concert wafted in on a light breeze. We were enjoying ourselves so much, in fact, that we were lulled into a contented stupor - and we were thoroughly surprised (and grateful) to hear RED DOORS announced as the winner of not one, but TWO awards! The first was the Audience Award for Best First Narrative Feature, sponsored by HBO. After overcoming our initial shock, we all went onstage to accept the award. Knowing that the people who saw our film two days ago loved it so much is a reward unto itself - but we certainly appreciate the cool (and suspiciously phallic) trophy as well! A few minutes later, Georgia won the Grand Jury Award for Screenwriting - a gratifying victory for the story and script that got this whole thing going. We made the long trek back to the parking lot amidst a flurry of congratulations shouted from departing cars - another testament to the enthusiasm and support we've received from this truly wonderful festival audience. Georgia, Jane and I drove home, tired but thrilled, and celebrated over sinfully delicious cheesecake from Greenblatt's Deli.
Song du Jour: "Take Your Mama" by Scissor Sisters. "We'll let the good times all roll out..."