I’m honored to be nominated. It’s an affirmation to me that I am a filmmaker. And that you can be a filmmaker anywhere. Even in a rural town in the U.P. It will be nice to meet other Michigan film and video makers since being in the U.P. I don’t have direct access to that community of like-minded people. Some of my college professors will be there too so I’m looking forward to seeing them as well. Here I am 12 years after college and made my first film. And it’s nominated for an award! Better late than never.
If nothing else it will be fun to put on a fancy dress and walk on a red carpet. You don’t wear too many formal dresses living out in the boonies. People look at you funny. I’d rather wear jeans and my UP a River sweatshirt any day though. I can’t trip over that. It’s packed just in case.