LA Thoughts.

I'm proud of myself. And it is probably for a reason that you wouldnt initially expect. I'm proud of the film. I'm proud of Eljon's writing. I'm proud of Tara, Ashley and Kiel. I'm proud of Jessica's hard work and commitment. I'm proud of our awesome production and post production crew. But that isn't what I'm talking about here. I'm proud because I was pro active in representing my work. I've visited different festivals around the country in the past, but for some reason this trip stands out. I think one of the main reasons is because I feel like I'm closer to one of my greater goals. It is more important than ever that I connect to people that I intend to entertain, educate and engage with my stories in the near future. This trip out west is some ways a symbol for what lies ahead of me. One of the most critical things an independent filmmaker must accomplish is connecting with his or her audience. Making yourself available to the people who will be coming to see your stories. I was a little hesitant to make the trip because of the travel and the costs, but it was all worth it. I got to experience people invest in Docket 32357. I got to live the film with the audience. I had an opportunity to meet some really good filmmakers who share the same goals as I do. I made pretty significant connections and also realized that in order to make this thing work I have to have a presence everywhere. I feel like I grew in some ways and I wasn't anticipating that at all. I made the right decision. I'm pretty proud of that.