My Friends Mary Patel and Joe Barber finally delivered their baby at the 17th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival last night; they’ve named it
Before the show began Joe gave me a peek at the giant HGTV projector he rented from Texas. All week as the date approached he would tell me about this projector, and how special it was, otherwise the film would have been shown with the regular signal. He wasn’t nervous at all about the delivery or whether it would come in on time, or maybe he just didn’t let it show. Sure enough it did arrive in time…
The view from the projector room. Joe did a little bit of the run through.
An empty house, but not for long
The show was sold out and the line went out the door
Thom Cardwell, Director of Development listens intently as
Mary and Joe do the Q&A after the movie, which by the way was awesome. I saw an earlier print last May, just as the film was in post production. What a difference a year makes. The sound, the print, the HGTV, the editing, the soundtrack was fantastic. The story, the interviews, everything, I was really, really impressed and entertained. This movie is looking for a distributor, and it really deserves one. Really, am I gushing, ok so when you see something in post production its not really all that good unless you have a vision I guess. But the final print, OMG so good, and funny too, but isn’t politics a funny business?
Then it was off to ONE, formerly the Mansion. It still looks like a mansion in many of the rooms.
like this one.
My Mike and my friend Tim (on the right). Before I got into the paparazzi/blogging thing, Tim and I would work on lots of political campaigns together, let’s see our first one was Rendell mayor 2nd term, Katz, Clinton, Spector, Rendell, Gore, Katz, and I am sure a few in between I can’t remember. Bobbie, Mary & StephenTim and Mary
Our friendly Festival photographer Gail http://imageevent.com/phillyfilmfest
, and Joe Barber’s girlfriend Mary Beth. Happy Anniversary Mary Beth & Joe. I was there on the day you two met at Fork! for the Film Office Seminar on getting a screen play made. I took your first photograph together, I did.
Joe Vignola and Thom’s perfect head
Beth, Scott and Mara (It’s funny, and flattering that Beth reads my blog, and sent me a “fan” email a few weeks back. I am so embarrassed as I put it in my “need to respond” folder, but never had a chance to as I forgot to check the folder.) Nice to meet you Beth, thanks for reading.
This guy is going places…I would like to see him work because his work is so good
Kate and Chad
Donald Carter, the former VP of Log Cabin. The only black, gay republican I know. Thought he’s not supporting John McCain, he thinks Ron Paul still has a chance.
Oh Mary, Mary, Mary, I am so, so proud of you. The movie was really great. I was so busy today that I didn’t have a chance to return your call from last night, I wish I had to gauge your feelings right before the show. I bet you were nervous, because these next series of shots really reflect how you feel, and how you deserve to feel. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow and recap the days events, gossip and to give you a big hug!! Love HughE, the Paparazzi Guy as she likes to introduce me to people as – LOL