Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sundance 2011 ~ The Calm Before The Storm (Day 2)

It's the end of Day 2 and the weather could not be more perfect. While it's warm & sunny outside, it's freezing inside the condo.

Anyway, I haven't quite figured out which screenings my industry pass gets me into, or which screenings I actually want to attend, though I am planning on wait-listing for the Sigma Films feature, Perfect Sense, Directed by David Mackenzie (Mister Foe). If you have any recommendations, bring them on!

Before the insanity of the weekend hits, I'm enjoying the calm before the storm. Once Ashley Cozine (VFF10, By The Numbers) arrived, I took this Sundance newbie on a tour of Park City. While picking up her pass, we ran into the fabulous Kate Logan, who is currently in post on a feature doc, and on Main Street we added Bob Giovanelli (VFF07, Tis The Season) to our posse. Our quartet had a late lunch at Bangkok Thai (do not order the Petite Sirah) and then headed to the Sundance Channel HQ, which is where the evening fun began.

Sundance Channel HQ was all abuzz since Robert Redford was there, so we grabbed our drinks (Ashley & I went for the Bogle Chardonnay, while Kate & Bob opted for a Stella Artois) and watched the interview. Once Mr. Redford left the building and the crowd thinned out, we discovered the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sponsored area which included a photo booth, hot-from-the-oven cookies, and insanely delicious five-spiced margaritas. The staff hired to promote the hotel did a fantastic job and won us all over. Great work guys!

We closed the party down. Really. We had to be asked to leave by security since they had closed up shop, and the four of us parted ways.

But wait, there's more.

The marketing team from Rockstar Energy Drink were in town, en route to the X Games in Denver, and contacted VFF to drop off product & schwag for our friends & fans. We have 5 cases of Rockstar, plus ski caps, hats, and shirts just waiting for you.

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