Five years ago, I began writing the screenplay for "Thank You For Smoking". Last night, we finished mixing, thus completing my first feature. I am happy to report that there will be a print in the projector on September 9th when we're scheduled to premiere in Toronto.
I woke up this morning, slept in, and began pouring over the festival catalogue. So far, I'm very excited about "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic", "Takeshis", "Brothers of the Head", "Neverwas", "China Blue", "Bubble", "Shooting Dogs", and "The District"... and I've only made it halfway through the schedule.
Tomorrow, I'm heading down to Deluxe to review the final answer print for Toronto. We used a digital intermediate process to color the film and I couldn't be happier. It's incredible to see the film projected after months of watching a low res uncolored version on the Avid.
Spoke to Adam Brody and JK Simmons yesterday. Both are psyched about the festival. I told them how big the Ryerson theatre was. No one can believe it. My wife downloaded a photo of the place and emailed it to me. The place is huge. I'm terrified of introducing the film. Wish I could make a short film that introduced the film in lieu of a speech.
Well, that's enough for a first entry. I'll let you know how the answer print screening goes.