Matthew Curtis is a genius. I always tease him about watching credits on Festival submissions and saying, Hey! That key grip was a PA on that short I saw at Sundance five years ago called (insert random film name here) and knew that other guy who produced (insert other random film name here). But really that is why Matthew is a brilliant programmer. He cares...and he remembers. With the most incredible steel trap of a mind I have ever met, Matthew can name that movie with the most remote unintelligable reference.
Hey Matthew, you know that movie with that one guy?
No, that other one.
Oh, you mean Catch 22.
Anyway, Matthew was recently asked to be a member of the national nominating committee for the Film and Video component of the Media Arts Fellowships by National Video Resources, a program established by the Rockefeller Foundation. Our friend Brian Newman at NVR knows Matthew's a genius too. Matthew put in his nominations but won't tell us who they are. The awards will be announced in April...stay tuned.
In other good on me news, I have received a scholarship to complete the Crummer Management Program at Rollins College. I was one of only two nonprofit managers in the area chosen and will start the 18-week, mini-MBA in January. Yeah!