May has been an incredible month. I am so honored to have been a finalist in the Maine Literary Awards for my short script "Motherbird" and to have received Honorable Mention as Best Maine Filmmaker in the Portland Phoenix Best Of Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted and to the MWPA for considering my script. I am truly grateful for every moment. Beyond words.
The Poet was an Official Selection at the Emerge Film Festival! It was great to be back to such an amazing fest. The Poet screened with our friends who made "Suffer the Little Children" the Stephen King adaptation (Bonfire Films) and "Selfie" by Ryan Wilson. I got to show the director's cut to a full house!
The after-party was held at the gorgeous Agora Grand. And they had a photo booth, which proved dangerous for our group.
I also had the opportunity to speak with students at Poland High School about film and the Emerge Film Fest and showed clips from Arabel and The Poet. They were great and it was a pleasure to meet their teacher Dawnie Hodgkins. (I loved the green screen and started to add the death star from The Empire Strikes Back into the background but haven't finished yet...).