The 2nd annual Blood In The Snow Film Festival went down this past weekend, and what a blast it was! It is remarkable how well run and polished this event is in only its sophomore year. With its relocation to the Carlton Cinema, BITS also expanded to include a “vendor village” in the lobby, which included the likes of Fangoria, Suspect Video, Black Fawn Films and IndieCan Entertainment.
I had a wonderful time all weekend, meeting filmmakers & moviegoers alike, as well as taking in some quality homegrown genre efforts, Tricia Lee's Clean Break, Renaud Gauthier's Discopath and Greg Kovaks' short film Tasha and Friends being my personal faves.
The world premiere of my short Lively took place on Sunday evening in front of the closing film Discopath and I couldn't have wished for a better reception. I was overwhelmed with how well people seemed to respond to it. At the after party, I was plied with questions about what I was doing next, and whether Lively would someday be a feature.
|Lively star Ali Chappell & I introducing Lively.|
|Ali & I with BITS programmer Kirk Haviland on the red carpet!|
All I know is that I'm pretty darn proud of what my team & I accomplished and forever indebted to them for all their efforts. Lastly, thanks to Kelly, Kirk and everyone at Blood In The Snow for not only accepting Lively with open arms, but also being so welcoming and accommodating all weekend long. You guys rock!
*Photos courtesy of Glenn Hicks & Darrin Suzuki.