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Topic: Anybody going to Charleston?

Author: Nathan Goldman Posted: 04/09/08 11:18 PM

I was wondering if any Movie Byte people are going to the Charleston International Film Festival. The screenplay, which my 16 year old daughter and I wrote, is a finalist. Was hoping to meet some of y'all.

We also just found out that we won a Silver Remi at the Houston Int'l Film Festival, but won't be able to go because it's the first night of Passover.

Still, hope to meet some of you at later festivals.

Author: Jean Hunter Posted: 04/09/08 11:27 PM

Hey, Nathan! Congrats on Charleston and your Worldfest Silver Remi! I won't be going to Charleston, but I am attending the Worldfest awards ceremony. My family drama is a Remi winner also. :)

Author: Gene Langlais III Posted: 05/08/08 03:55 AM

Nathan, how was Charleston? Did you win? The website hasn't posted any results yet.

What was the Festival like?

--Gene

Author: Nathan Goldman Posted: 05/08/08 09:31 AM

Charleston was great. It was their first year so they really went all out. It was relatively small, which made for more intimacy. Also, the legendary Southern hospitality is real and was nearly overwhelming. I was born in Charleston, so it was really nice to see long lost family members.

No, we did not win. But, by way of perspective, the director announced that there were over three hundred entries, so being a finalist (twenty-eight), is quite an achievement.

By the way, congratulations to you and your brother for reaching the semifinals in ASA.

Nathan

Author: Gene Langlais III Posted: 05/09/08 01:20 AM

Hey thanks Nathan. :)

So who did win?

Author: Nathan Goldman Posted: 05/09/08 09:23 AM

Natashia Saunders won with The Spinning Wheel about a runaway slave and her friendship with a Jewish prostitute in the Antebellum South. She said it was based on a true family story and it still took her five years of research and writing.

The second runner up was Joseph "O.D." McConnel's In Love, In Death, about a hit man who finds love as he is forced into exile. When his past finds him, he must fight for his (and her) life.

I don't remember who won first runner up.