Pardon the cliche, but Tuesday and Wednesday this week were really a dream come true for me. There's no other way to say it.
The main part of it happened when I was able to jump onto a Sports Illustrated shoot with the Denver Broncos, a team which I've loved for as long as I can remember. And as a part of the crew, I got to meet several of their most iconic players, both present and past: Peyton Manning, John Elway, Demaryius Thomas, Jacob Tamme and Wes Welker were some of the biggest names, and they were all great individuals. Given that the big game against the 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs is coming up this next weekend, they were all extremely focused, but it's not like I expected them to sit down in a chair for an interview and a party would break out all around them just because they are who they are, anyways.
I know they tell you never to meet your heroes, but they were all very nice and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to meet all of them.
The second big piece of business that happened this week is that we were able to submit Wash Park, a feature film we shot this summer, to South By Southwest.
I've worked on several features throughout my career already, but there's very few (in fact there's only one other besides this) that I've actually seen come to fruition. While Wash Park isn't a multi-million dollar feature, nor even a multi-thousand dollar feature, it's incredible to see what came of just a few (8) full shooting days with friends while enjoying the beautiful weather at Wash Park this summer. We won't know until January whether we're accepted to the festival or not, but whatever the case may be I'm extremely happy with all of our work, and hopefully something even bigger will come from this.
We're going to be looking for distribution, so it might be a while before you see the final product, but for now you can watch this small teaser that they put together to introduce the characters.