Between London and LA
I’m in Heathrow airport – a kind of holding tank purgatory. Not quite London and certainly not yet LA. Last night I had dinner with Phil Barantini and Rebecca Grant – two of the leads for the upcoming film BALI BROTHERS. It’s very exciting to begin the process with them developing their characters. I gave them some books on Bali and homework assignments to start writing their character’s back stories. If the financing gods are willing we expect to shoot in Bali in August 2008.
So I’m off to LA for a long list of tasks which I’ve been saving up.
SACRED SITES FOR THE DALAI LAMAS is playing on March 13th at the Landmark Theater. Composer Steve Dancz and I will do question and answer session after the two showings. I’m looking forward to see how a Los Angeles audience will respond to our little film.
(Two weeks ago I was at the Berlin Festival and found a foreign sales representative who will sell it around the world. I am busy getting all the delivery materials and masters made as he wants to screen it at the Cannes market in May. It quite amazing to see how this little film is finding its way out into the world.)
In LA I’ll also be meeting with some financiers for Bali Brothers so fingers crossed.
Ken Lee is coming down from Seattle for our March 16th, MWP Publishing University. Thirty of our authors will gather with us for a day of brainstorming. Michele from the LA office will be there as well as other MWP freelanceers and staff. It’s going to be great to see everyone at last.
I’m also going to meet old friends, some of whom are coming in from Northern California including a Franciscan monk, a singer-songwriter, several producers, and a Buddhist gardener. I’m looking forward to seeing these friends many of whom I haven’t seen for many years.
I’m also digging through my film master storage facility and pulling out some early films for transfer to DVD.
I’ll only be gone about 10 days as I have to get back to Cornwall for a local showing of SACRED SITES which is a fund raiser for Tibetan causes.
All in all it promises to be an action packaged trip with much time spent with dear friends.
Onward and upward,