This week, Weenta and Julia go to the New Orleans Film Festival 2017.
Also update from last week: We won the New Orleans Story Incubators Film Grant!
Don't know how that news didn't make our last blog post, but we were caught up in the post-win glow and the whirlwind of the NOFF kick-off and filmmaker parties.
Speaking of filmmaker parties, I attended the NOFF kick-off screening of The Florida Project.
The kick-off was a the Orpheum Theater, which is a venue Julia and I know well. Love You Back Productions shot a quick commercial for one of our favorite clients highlighting the beautiful stage details and expansive seating at the Orpheum. It was surreal to return to the Orpheum so soon after filming there, as an audience member.
Julia was not so fortunate--she had an allergic reaction the same day and was stuck at home passed out after breaking out in hives and puking all day. Whomp, whomp.
The Florida Project was an amazing film directed by Sean Baker, the creator of the film "Tangerine," made famous for being shot entirely on an iphone. The film follows a young girl and her mother over the course of a summer spent living just outside Disney World in a budget hotel called "The Magic Castle."
After the film, there was a second line to the NOFF kick off party at The Four Winds--this one was for all-access pass holders only.
We'll be reporting back soon with more images from NOFF parties (which happen every night) as well as updates on the Corner Stores documentary and Story Incubators grant.
We'll be launching our Kickstarter campaign for the story incubators grant in late October, so look out!