The day started very early for me (around 4am) because I had issues sleeping. I don’t know what it is about being on the bottom bunk of a bunk bed, but for some reason I would occasionally feel really claustrophobic. I had a few early interviews to get through so I was out the door with Mark Bell from Film Threat around 7:30am. My first victims were the lovely Chilean ladies of YOUNG AND WILD. That was a pretty decent interview despite the fact that we had to do it outside which I wasn’t too crazy about.
The day went on pretty much the same as the day before. I got to meet up with a really cool actress/producer Amy DePaola. We chatted for awhile in the HP tent before heading over to the Stella Artois Chalice Factory where she introduced me to some fun musicians and a British gent who I had a great conversation about modern British television with (pretty much talking about the merits of Doctor Who versus Torchwood).
The highlight of my afternoon was finally getting to interview THE INNKEEPERS‘ star Pat Healy. I met Pat at the Sidewalk Film Festival last year and he is a really funny and talented guy. He was at Sundance to chat about a movie he acted in COMPLIANCE, and we also talked about his latest screenplay that was just optioned. Just before him I interviewed Christopher Neil about his movie GOATS.
The day was actually going pretty well until I decided to hop on the bus to head back to the condo to drop off my gear so I could attend the parties later that night unencumbered. I waited at the transit station for about 45 minutes for a bus that would go directly to my stop before I got frustrated and took another bus that had a connection later down the line to where I wanted to go. That connection took another 35 minutes to arrive and then the driver didn’t stop at my stop, so I had to wait around for another hour while the bus completed its loop. On the plus side I got to have a great discussion with filmmaker Sean Hackett (HOMECOMING). After that frustration I just walked from the bus stop to the condo and passed out.