So, I was born here. Then I was raised here. Then I left here. Then I came back to finish college here. Then I left here for the big city. Now I'm here again. Which makes the following announcement even more exciting:
"Cocaine Angel" will have its mid-Atlantic premiere this month at the Maryland Film Festival, alongside many other accomplished and exciting works! There's only one screening for the film at this point (unfortunately, I have to jet up to NYC for a wedding that Sunday), so get your tickets now, Marylanders, because I can assure you that it's going to be one for the ages. Or at least one for that particular afternoon. Here's the info:
Friday May 12th, 4:30pm, The Charles Theatre
Then go here to scan the entire festival program and pre-buy tickets:
And while you're at it, check out the updated "Cocaine Angel" website, which now has the trailer up and running for your enjoyment:
In conjunction with these things, Mr. Maryland Film Festival himself, Jed Dietz, asked me to appear with him on television last Thursday night. While I'd like to say that it was a momentous and profound experience, I can't really do that. I will say that it was quite hilarious and interesting, however, which is good enough for me. The show airs this Saturday night, May 6th, at 11:30pm on WMAR-Channel 2 (ABC) in Baltimore. It's called "Baltimore 2 Night." I tried to be as interesting as possible under the circumstances, but I'm not Peter Sellers. Fortunately, I'll be in Charleston at a wedding this weekend so I won't be able to witness the cringe-inducing spectacle. Though I'm sure my mom's gonna tape it.
In a further display of self-promotion, pick up the new issue of "Filmmaker Magazine," or as I like to call it, "The Cocaine Angel Tribute Issue." In addition to an essay I wrote about my SXSW experience, there's also an incredibly kind review of the film by Jason Sanders in his Rotterdam wrap-up. Thanks, Scott, Matt, Jason, and Mary, for giving our film such a royal treatment. We are forever indebted to you. Not to mention the fact that my good buddy Bob Altman is on the cover!
(Oh, and in case you were wondering, I met my May 1st deadline. The printed out, presentable draft of "Daydream" is sitting in front of me at this very moment. I have to make bulk copies tomorrow, but by Thursday the first batch will be mailed out to those of you who are expecting it. And for those of you who are looking to finance a soon-to-be-classic urban fairytale, an unexpected love story of legendary proportions, let's talk. We have to vibe well, of course, but I like most people, so that shouldn't be a problem.)