A movie I starred in got into Sundance! Here's the trailer:
Our movie got paired with one of Derek Waters' "Drunk History" shorts, which means... if anyone wants to see the short, they have to see the feautre. And the short stars Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle.
Here's how it all happened. A couple years ago, I acted in an indie movie my friend Adam Bowers made called "New Low" in Gainesville Florida. He wanted to make a feature before we moved out to LA... so we shot one on my camera (a DVX 100B). Adam spent the next year or so editing and mixing the film from our apt in LA... while I made a bunch of YouTube videos.
Then one day, Adam called me and said, "Our movie got into Sundance."
The drive to Park City was nuts. It was my first time seeing snow, and I happened to be driving in it. And it was 2AM. Tanya wanted to stop and get a hotel, but I was all, "Noo no, I got this." Then we got a flat tire.
Luckily, we stopped in Cedar City at the most helpful Shell station in existence - they fixed our tire and gave us free coffee (thanks Ty and everyone else for helping)!
Anyway - Park City. None of the cast have ever seen snow, and Park City is a snow globe. We're surrounded by mountains, and there are 3 feet of snow atop every car, yard, and house. Also, there's an impenetrable glass dome surrounding the city.
It was fun walking around with a lead actor badge, getting free swag from Timberland (here are some pics of us wearing their apparel), Affliction (in case I ever want to wield some skulls and sequins), T-Mobile, uh... Aveeno. And more. Awesome.
Also we had some photoshoots and interviews, and we were on the morning news over there too. Here's a pic Tanya took of me being on it.
Adam submitted it as an afterthought - literally hours before the deadline, after one of his friends convinced him to submit (Thanks, one of his friends!). And then we're sitting in a huge condo within walking distance of everything at Sundance. It was surreal. By the way - thanksto Adam's dad for letting us all stay in this awesome condo!
Plus, I owe Wayne Federman $36. He said he'd prefer it if I gave him an Amazon Gift Certificate, so it'd feel like he was getting a present. Speaking of which... I should probably go take care of that.