Thursday, July 20, 2006

Winning streak

Biscuits & Gravy took home the award for Best Film at last night's 48-Hour Film Project's Best of L.A. screening. Woo hoo! Two years in a row! After the awards ceremony, the leader of another team (whose films I'm not crazy about -- they're always very slick, and often are filmed on rented professional sets, which is supposed to be against the rules) came up to Sean, shook his hand, and congratulated him. "But could you take next year off?" he begged. "If you took a year off, we might have a shot at winning." There were more films in competition this year than ever before, and I thought the overall caliber of the entries was very high, so winning this year is a real coup for Sean and Curtis. After the screening, all the participants were invited to an after party at a fancy-sounding place called Tart -- but I ducked out with a smaller group and went to Canter's Deli, where I chowed down on potato pancakes and kosher dills.

Biscuits & Gravy also won the award for Best Costumes.


area51 said...

Doughboy, Beware! was hands down the BEST short of the evening!!!! The costumes were the best as well!!! YAY!!! The best won!!!! {{{happy dance}}}... I can hear Freddie Mercury--"We are the champions- no time for losers, cause we are the champions.. OF THE WORLD!

You guys did great. And I hear the catering was fantastic! ;-)

Curtis said...

Not only was the catering fantastic, but the food styling was beyond compare.

I wish I'd gone to Canter's, but I did get to get snubbed by one of this year's judge's, Renny Harlin. I wish I'd had the guts to cough "Cutthroat Island!"