In May, we brought the film to the UK. A fun exhausting trip. It started in Whales at a literary festival in a tiny village that boasts the most used book stores per capita in the world. They show movies and included TYFS. Fun audience. Stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, where the heavily tattooed inn keeper got in a fight with the couple checking in before us. Fun town.
One of my favorite doc directors, Nick Broomfield, attended our screening and we got to talking after. He seemed to dig the film. He showed half of his new flick, "Ghosts", there as well. It's a dramatic feature about immigrant Chinese in England. It was incredibly moving and and greatly benefited from his handheld shooting style. I can’t wait to see the rest.
All in all, the British seemed to really like the film. I think the dark sense of humor is up their alley. While doing press, I met reporters from all over Europe. It's crazy to think that people all over the world ar egoing to be seeing this thing. My wife and I went to see that Mary Poppins musical. Couldn’t get that annoying “Feed the Birds” song out of my head for weeks.
We touched down in Los Angeles for literally 36 hours and got back on a plane – This time for Tokyo. I know – I’m a rock star. Actually, I’m not. I’m really boring and just kind of exhausted.