Sunday, December 26, 2010


Sometimes I watch movies not because I want to have the filmmakers explain to me the characters' motivations and reasonings, but because I want to figure them out myself.

Mystery can be beautiful. I like not having an immediate answer to the question, "Why did he do that?"

Not because I don't care about the answer. Rather, because I like to think about it.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

It really is an honor just to be nominated...

So tonight I found out that Endings had been nominated for several awards at the Trail Dance Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Feature Drama and I was nominated for Best Screenplay. The real treat for me was that the star of the film, my 12 year old daughter Emma, was nominated for Best Actor/Actress in a Feature.

It made me wonder why I was so excited for her. In fact, I was more excited for her than I was for myself.

I guess there's the fact that an actor's nomination is, in part, a credit to the director of the film. But really, I'm just thrilled that my little girl got nominated for an award. And to see that one of the other people nominated in the same category is Wes Studi, who was in The Last of the Mohicans and Avatar? I was filled with an immense sense of pride for her accomplishment at such a young age, and I'm just thrilled that her work in the film - which was a risk for both of us, since I didn't know how well she'd do, and she was putting her trust in me - paid off with such an honor.

I still find it weird that I should be more proud of her than I am of myself. I guess that's what it is to be a parent, huh?