The Sundance Kids
For alumni of America’s most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle
By SCOTT FOUNDAS
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 6:00 pmOne morning, Gary Walkow was suddenly transformed into a successful Hollywood filmmaker. Gone were the hat-in-hand searches for financing, the deferred salaries, the long shooting days with undermanned crews and the months upon years spent touring the festival circuit while seeking a distribution deal. For a moment, he was taking calls by the dozen instead of waiting for the phone to ring. Producers happy to fund whatever project he desired were making a beeline to his door. And then, as abruptly as someone yelling “Cut!” Walkow awoke to find himself still seated at the desk of his broom-closet-size office at the Santa Monica Airport, where he comes every day to write, a stopwatch close at hand.... (more)
Thursday, January 18, 2007
No, this is not turning into a Sundance blog all of a sudden. But I did like this LA Weekly article by Scott Foundas too. And yeah, that's my "John" referenced within.