LOVE AND ROADKILL wins Best Short Film at the Williamstown Film Festival.
Williamstown Film Festival, October 31, 2009
James Ivory and I drove to Williamstown for the day where he gave a luncheon seminar before our screening. L&RK was shown before the documentary Making the Boys. That evening we were awarded the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for Best Short Film.
Jim and I spent the next day traveling to Savannah for the final stop on our festival tour which started nearly a year ago.
Savannah Film Festival, November 2, 2009
Another award at our final festival -- this one for Bill Camp as Best Actor (his second Best Actor award for L&RK). The day began at 8:30 am when I was invited to give a talk to a group of students. A bite for breakfast at the Marshall House before being wisked to a panel at 11:30, then the screening at 2:30. We showed before the feature "Mercy". Then at 7pm there was a screening of the last film I edited for James Ivory, "The City of Your Final Destination". Dinner and parties followed. One of the most jam-packed days since we made Love and Roadkill. And no place I'd rather be than Savannah, which is like the crown jewel of the festival circuit. No festival or staff or audience knows how to treat filmmakers better or show greater hospitality. And no better place for me to end up since it's where I'll be shooting "Okefenokee". But not yet, I had to rush the next morning back to NY where I'm editing Mustapha Khan's feature "Rocksteady".
Below, the end of an exhausting day with Jim Ivory and Kevin and Fran McCarey at the Marshall House in Savannah.