That's us down there, looking like ants. Me, my Daughter and our Director doing Q & A after the screening. We've done a lot of these but never in such a large theater, 800 people! It was really fun having people come up to me after telling me that they grew up in Bayside or their parents are from Queens, or just that they could relate in general. The film is an Official Selection in 9 festivals so far! EKKKK! We've won a Best Screenplay Award, Best Actress Award, a Best Overhaul Short Form and a Best Editor Award. And that's so exciting but the Stony Brook Festival on Long Island holds a special place in my heart. We were told we were their first locked film and chosen out of thousands of entries. I cried. My family came, my dear friends came, and my best friends from Jr. High and High School, one of whom I have not seen in 40 years came! I cannot express how much that meant to me, I cried, again.
Love everyone in this row!
Me & my daughter Dana, who plays the main character Jordyn Sherman.
Dana and our talented director Garrett Trip.
This festival was extremely generous and put us in a lovely hotel called Danford's at the Marina in Port Jefferson Long Island. Such a quaint little town with historic homes dating back to the 1800's.
We came in a day early to play and spend the day in the city with our favorite peeps. And we did, 16 hours of the day to be exact! I like this picture of me below because you can't tell how much I am dripping with sweat, seriously dripping, and it was taken right before my hair went to the dark side. I moved to the west coast to avoid humidity. In spite of that, it was a fabulous day.