What a weekend! Not only did I get to catch up with some wonderful filmmakers I have met in the past, but also got to meet some new and very incredible people, and see inspired films from around the world.
I can’t help but go on and on about one meeting in particular. Those who know me know I have an over-the-top love for all-things Adventure Time. It is by far my favorite show on tv. The impressive story and inspiring surrealism just get my creativity going. I am proud to say I got to not only meet, but hang out with the coolest cat around, Kent Osborne. He a writer and storyboard artist for the show.
Just look at the dumb grin on my face. As starstruck as I was, I also felt like we were old friends or something. I will never forge this momentous occasion.
I also won the shirt raffle! Greatest swag I’ve ever seen!
And I met the voice actor for a character named Root Beer Guy on Adventure Time. I didn’t want to ask for an autograph on regular paper, so I quickly drew his character in my sketchbook. He loved it and wrote “Mandy, this is a great Root Beer Guy and I should know!” Perfect!
There are so many more stories I could tell from my time at the film fest. Definitely started a new tradition. Well worth the motivation and inspiration it has given me. I cannot wait til next year.