So I’m kind of looking forward to the summer already. I don’t know if George or Fred said so yet, but we’re planning on going on a month long road trip. Then I’m heading to Paris to study French at the Sorbonne for six weeks. Afterwards, I’m coming right back to the States where I’ve been offered a job as an editor to a documentary film that’s been in production for like…ever. It’s about these women in prison and using yoga or something to treat them. The director is super nice and has connections at HBO, so I’m super excited by the opportunity. Plus, it’ll be my first feature film and the first that I haven’t directed. I’ve been wanting to learn from other directors for a very long time, so I guess this will be such a great opportunity. Then I’m going right into college.
Well anyways, I just wanted to post to let you know that my short film will be premiering at New York City International Film Festival this summer in June. I will not be there, but will have a representative there. I wish I were going cause there will be film critics, buyers, etc. etc. along with some high profile people. They have a red carpet reception for the upcoming Brad Pitt movie World War Z (and an advanced screening) and I’m excited by some of the official selections. NY Premiere of Sleeping Around with Jesse Bradford (one of my favorite actors who starred in Flags of Our Fathers), NY Premiere of the South Korean film Azooma which won best actress at Pusan (biggest film festival in Asia), World Premiere of Walking With The Enemy starring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, and my personal favorite, USA premiere of Little One, directed by an Academy-Award nominated director AND the official South African entry for the 2013 Academy Award for Foreign Language film. Also, they have the USA premiere of Girls Rising, a documentary about girl’s education that I REALLY want to see, but I guess I won’t be able to since I’m on the road trip. But yeah, my film got nominated for Best Short Documentary, so if you’re around the area during June 13-20th, please come and see my film! It’ll get me zero dollars, but I always appreciate the support. I mean, my movie’s not that good, but considering that this is one of the biggest film festivals in New York (third to precise, after NYFF and Tribeca), you’ll have the opportunity to see a lot of great films, especially if you buy one of those festival passes. Those are always great. Plus, you get to meet the directors, actors, producers, what have you. And some of these movies will probably hit theaters in few months, so you can be that person being like “yeah! I saw that movie before any of you.”
But yeah, life is pretty awesome at this point. Now that Track & Field season is done, there’s a certain feeling of emptiness, but it’s all good. I skipped New England’s to play in the band with George and Fred yesterday, but I think I might run in college. My times can definitely have me run at that level, but I don’t know- it’s a time commitment. I probably have raced my last track race last weekend. So it’s a weird feeling, but a good one, you know? The team definitely got MUCH stronger since I arrived, meaning that I did my part.
Thanks for Reading,
Victor T. Paulsen.