I haven't written in a while because I got some really good news that I wasn't allowed to talk about for three weeks! I had to wait until the official press release came out.
Anyway, my film "Sight" has been selected for the Tribeca Film Festival!!!! :D I am going to New York City to schmooze with the movie stars and moguls and probably rogue experimental film curators. I am in the ONE experimental shorts program. And they are opening with my film for that program too! :D So that makes me feel good, it's an auspicious placement as far as a shorts program goes! I am so freakin' excited, I want to meet Parker Posey! And John Cameron Mitchell! And that's all I can think of, I am sure there will be other people there that make me star struck though.
My Mom is coming with me. I didn't think I would be able to do New York City on my own without having panic attacks and stuff. Berlin was different because I had friends there and stuff, and I had been there bunches of times. But New York City, I have only been to once before, and that was in 2000. When You Know What was still standing. And traveling with my Mom is pretty good, we are good travel buddies. She came with me to Scotland and helped make all the plans. She was awesome.
So I am hoping to get her a pass or something so she can accompany me to the screenings and events. Because I am not sure what I will do if I can't get her in. I sent an email tonight to the guy I am supposed to send questions to.
What else? Tomorrow I am talking on a panel with my friend Adrian Stimson and also Marjorie Beaucage about Two Spirited Art making and so on and so forth. I'm not sure if I should make notes, but I think I will just wing it. Sometimes that is a good idea and sometimes it's a BAD idea. I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
Tomorrow afternoon will be 100 days without a cigarette! I'm getting there! This is the second longest I've gone without a smoke! I am still doing lozenges though, but I think I might be able to wean off them pretty quick. The longest I went was six months. I am halfway there!
My romantic life has seen a glimmer of possibilities. I doubt there will be anything, but it's sort of fun for now just pondering the What Ifs! I still don't want to get involved with anyone until I know if I am staying in Saskatoon or leaving for Toronto. Because going to school while looking backwards with longing is not very nice. I remember when I first moved to Vancouver when I was eighteen I was still thinking about Rheanne and wanting to move her to be with me and stuff and it was really impossible and just Not Going To Happen. And I did get over it, but it sucked for a while.
Maybe I will meet someone in New York City and fall hopelessly in love and then try to help them immigrate to Canada. It happens to a lot of Canadians. Stupid border.
By the way, Beatrix peed on my leather jacket. I cleaned it, it is fine, but it made me change my mind about keeping her. I am going to keep her until the end of April and then I am getting her into this Barn Cat program at the SPCA where they try to place cats into barns of decent human beings who need mousers they can pet but don't want in the house. I think she would make a good barn cat.
Little Mister is good! He's middle aged now, he's getting white on his chin. He will be eight on May 17th! He's sleeping beside me right now.
What else? I am ready to step into the next phase of my career. I am not sure what that will look like, but I am looking forward to it. I'm glad "Sight" is getting accolades. It's had a pretty quiet life until recently. Thank god for distributors! They make everything better!
Stay tuned for amusing anecdotes about being shown at such a major festival!