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2 Hours Until the World Premiere of two julias!

Posted in Toronto with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2008 by Tom McIntire

I used an exclamation point. Don’t be scared. We just got back from an amazing filmmakers dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant called Grupa (I may not be spelling that right). I had Falfalle with seafood and it was so good my stomach fell out. I put it back in and Kurt and I headed back to the bed and breakfast to get cleaned up for the premiere.

Earlier today, I dropped by the radio station  (CIUT) and left a few free passes. Also stopped a few people on the street and pitched their attendance – free pass, free popcorn, cajun canapes (no accent because I am lazy) and Nine, count ’em, Nine short films. Such a deal! I’m excited and nervous and hope I don’t make an ass out of myself when I have to talk in front of the audience. I’m happy with what we did in the film – I’ll be sad if it doesn’t get a good response but also know in my heart that it is good work.

We went to the screenplay reading today of Scavenger, a post-apocalyptic sci fi treat and got to meet and dine with the screenwriter tonight. Sounds like she has a lot of good things happening in her world. It’s been wonderful meeting so many diverse (in every sense) filmmakers, writers and audiences.

Toronto is a beautiful, walkable city. I did get to ride in Patsy’s red mini-van limo again today, all the way in the back. Star treatment. 😉