In the past month I've been working on a new film project! My latest short is Saltwater Fish, which follows a day in the life of two avid teenage surfers. I entered it in the Big Shorts From Little Groms surf film contest (which I did last year, and won Transworld Surf Spirit Award:) and I am a finalist! The screening of the finalists' movies is on Sunday, Oct. 16th at 1pm in Oceanside, and it's free! Come down and check it out! The Brooks Theater 217 Coast Hwy Oceanside, Ca It's their fourth annual festival, so the contest is pretty small but it is a ton of fun. All of the finalists receive awards and an awesome goodie bag, and this year the overall grom winner gets all that plus a GoPro camera! -which I already have, but it would be great to win another(;
Also another excited thing happened today in regards to my film! I was given the opportunity to go down to the California Surf Museum in Oceanside (which by the way is around the corner from the theater) to be interviewed by Fox 5 News; live on tv! And I had to wake up at 5am, by far my record so far. I was super nervous before being interviewed, I've never really done an interview for tv before and it was gonna be LIVE! But it actually went ok. The spokesperson asked me a few questions, and I was on air for about three minutes at most. I tried not to say 'like' a lot and to speak clearly. I didn't get to talk that that much (she cut me off a couple times kinda) but that's probably because I don't speak as fast as some people do (i.e. my spastic sister...you know which one).
Overall it was a very exciting experience! I'm so glad I had the chance to be interviewed, and I can't wait to see what's in store for Sunday.
Here are some pictures...
|Julie Cox the wonderful operations manager of the California Surf Museum|
|Posing by the 1970 exhibit|
|"We're going live in a second." !!!|