Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Life of a Film(maker)

There are many chapters in a person's life, marked by age or milestone. Films grow up in a similar fashion, I believe. They are conceived, born, and eventually leave the nest to take on a life of their own.

In the life of Abandoned Allies, a new chapter has begun. We have edited, tweaked, and improved the film as much as we can (with the resources available at the time we made it). Now it's time to send this fledgling out into the world and see if it can fly.

We have a public, local screening taking shape. No official details to share just yet, but please stay tuned. We'll be sure to give you the info so you can see it, and attend the Q&A session afterwards.

In the mean time, my personal life has seen milestones and memorable moments. This past month was especially joyous.

On May 18, 2012, my boyfriend proposed while we were vacationing in Positano, Italy. Yesterday marked one month since we got engaged, and we are still grinning like idiots. The vacation, engagement, celebrations, and a birthday have made for a whirl wind of a month. One seriously happy month in my life, with many more to come.

If you haven't heard much from me in a while, that's why! I'm now back in the States, back to work, and ready to share Abandoned Allies. Y'all stay tuned. More to share soon!

Derek and me on the day we arrived in Italy, hours before
we got engaged. Behind us is Mt. Vesuvius.