Friday, May 11, 2012
Some girls dream of kids and weddings, Jen and I dreamt of horror stories and film festivals. In a very real way, AMERICAN MARY is like an offspring and the Cannes Film Festival is better than a wedding, prom, and all that shit squished together. On the 17th, her world market screening premiere will take place at the Gray D'Albion Hotel with a very exclusive invite list, the first ever look at the film will be available at our booth - Riviera B3 - in the form of a stellar Cannes exclusive trailer, along with potential private screenings at our own theatre at the booth.
I have never left North America, I feel beyond honoured to have the privilege of taking the film to Cannes and showing them what kind of great independent films can be made from the fucking fantastic cast and crews we have in Canada. Last night, we got together with our AMERICAN MARY team for a special pre-Cannes send off.
The film was a labor of love - everyone took a hit and worked their asses off to make something that was beautiful and at the highest level of quality. You can tell the passion of these professionals in every frame. I will never forget the team that made this possible, this isn't a usual story - you don't get too many happy endings in life like this, I'm going to make the most of this privilege to do good by the team and the people who have supported us to make this possible.
Thank you so kindly from the bottom of our hearts. You've opened the whole world up to us!