I recently had the pleasure of attending the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Below is an excerpt about the experience from my Expressions in Video Blog.
I missed the first email. I’m not sure how. So, when I saw the second email telling me that my short film, “Smoke & Mirrors,” had been accepted into the 17th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival, I realized I was almost out of time to respond.
So, respond I did.
First I called the actress and writer of the film, Mary Anzalone, to give her the good news. Then I filled out the required material to confirm our attendance and got it sent back to the festival on time. Barely.
Note to self. Check email more carefully.
Austin to LAX
I flew out of Austin in the early hours on the Friday morning before our Saturday night screening. Fueled by coffee and Maudie’s breakfast tacos, I managed to get some writing done on the plane.
I hit LA by 10 am, got the rental car, had a series of meetings and then headed to the hotel.
The official hotel for the festival was the Hollywood Roosevelt. So, hey. I had to stay there. If being the official hotel of the festival isn’t enough of a reason to stay at the Roosevelt, then you could also add the fact that Errol Flynn drummed up his famous recipe for bootleg gin in a big tub in the hotel’s barber shop.
At least that’s the rumor.
If it’s good enough for Errol Flynn then it’s good enough for me.