I just received notice in the mail that Ordinary Angels has received an Honorable Mention in the 2007 Accolade Competition. Considering the entries come from all levels of the entertainment industry (AFI and ESPN were among the winners), I'll take that as a compliment!
I should mention that about half the Honorable Mention winners are currently not showing up on the Accolade listings for 2007, but maybe things are still being added. I swear I really got a mailed official notification with Despot Pictures, Ordinary Angels (independent) clearly listed under Honorable Mention, Film - and a letter of congratulations, a fill-in-the-blanks-press-release (which I may or may not use) and it was all sealed with a gold foil Accolade Winner label. I'll maybe give 'em a shout next week and try to figure out what's what. In the meantime, I'd like to thank the Academy... har har.
UPDATE: it's listed now. Scroll down to Despot Pictures. Huzzah!
Been getting a lot of work done while the kids are in CA. It was tough, putting them on the plane without me, but they need this trip and I need the quiet time. I've agreed to direct a play for Twelfth Night sometime in '08, but I won't say more until it's firmed up.
I got the home visit from Tyler's new principal and one of the guidance counselors, which was great - I'm super excited that he will have a supportive environment with clear parameters and expectations.
Saw Stardust with Ron last night. I enjoyed it in a Princess Bride (only not as self-aware) sort of way, and only really had problems with the way Robert DeNiro's character was portrayed. Okay, fine. The character is gay. Okay - he's reeeaaaallly gay. Alright, WE GET IT ALREADY - he's BIRDCAGE-level-gay-as-Christmas-morning, quit hitting me with the two-by-four! Just replace [gay] with [any ethnic stereotype] and I bet they wouldn't have gone so far over the top. Other than that, it was pretty cool. Great production design, and any story with an airship gets my vote.
It's raining, and I have my Netflix and a light supper to look forward to. Hasta.