Up to Date, short comedy I directed in Baton Rouge, is nominated for a few awards at the Life Film Festival. The festival takes place at the Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge this Saturday.
In addition to the festival, there's a VIP luncheon that you can buy tickets for. It gets you access to some of the filmmakers who will be attending and some of the gifts provided by the festival sponsors at the pre-screening mixer. The screening itself starts at 5:30.
We are honored to be a part of a festival that is focused on uplifting others and positively impacting the community. I'd like to think that our short comedy does that in its own small way.
Our short involves two people who are unlucky in love and agree to go on a blind date. It's a humorous look at the challenges that come with trying to really connect with others, and we hope that it will amuse while encouraging viewers to form relationships that go beyond the superficial connections that are so easy to form but so unsatisfying.
The film stars local up-and-coming actors Heather Evans and Michael Pidani, and it is written by Steven Hoover and L.A. Laird. Here's a fun fact: One of our actors can also be seen in Pitch Perfect, the new Universal Pictures film about a college a cappella contest starring Anna Kendrick.
If you are free this Saturday, would you consider coming out to the festival? I'll be there along with our starring actor, writer, and producer. There will be lots of other interesting films to see as well, and this is the kind of festival that is sure to lead to some compelling conversations after the screening.
Thanks so much, and if you make it to the festival, come up and say hello!