Day 2 started out pretty much the same as Day 1 with the exception that it was snowing outside, a lot. Being from MA the snow really doesn’t bother me all that much, but when you take into consideration the high altitude, it does make walking around a bit of a chore. On the plus side I reorganized my messenger bag so that I wasn’t lugging around as much equipment today, but I also forgot my tripod at the Film Threat condo so that meant I was running-and-gunning all my interview footage today.
My first interview was with a Bulgarian/American director Kristina Nikolova for her Slamdance selection FAITH, LOVE, AND WHISKY. I really enjoyed and related to her personal story that the movie was based on. I had a couple of hours to kill after interviewing her so I started just pulling in filmmakers who were hanging out at the Slamdance HQ. I was able to chat with the director of BUFFALO GIRLS, Todd Kellstein (his peeps were even nice enough to give me a hat), a film about two eight year old Thai kickboxers. I was also able to catch up with a filmmaker I had met at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November of last year, Kevin Gordon and finally interview him about his film NO WINE LEFT BEHIND.
From there I had another pre-scheduled interview with the cast and crew of DOPPLEDANGER PAUL. I love me some Canadians and these guys were no exception. They were funny and engaging and I really enjoyed talking with them.
I had a really interesting experience at my next interview over at the Sundance Channel HQ (across the street from the Slamdance HQ). I was supposed to interview a Japanese filmmaker Keiichi Kobayashi for his film ABOUT THE PINK SKY. Normally nothing throws me for a loop when I’m working, but this marks the first time I’ve ever interviewed anyone with the assistance of a translator. It was a bit awkward to say the least but I think we have a minute or two of good footage from it that I’m totally going put Godzilla in the background ravaging Park City.
The snow was keeping everyone inside for the most part so all of the buildings were packed. I figured that I should schlep my way to the transit station to try to catch a bus back to the condo and I’m really glad I did because they were entirely packed and running more than a half hour late.
No parties or anything for me, but great conversation with the bunkmates and I’m really enjoying my time here with the Film Threat crew here in Park City. Hopefully I’ll be a little more interesting tomorrow. Planning on hitting the IndieGoGo party and seeing more of the Twitter and Facebook regulars!