Friday, January 9, 2009

All I'm Getting is a Dialtone

An employee of Vision Forum (the main people behind the film festival) said today that Dialtone is the most talked-about short film at this year's festival. WOW. And we are up against some great films. One surprise hit for me was "Wars of Humanity III." Imagine a movie that makes you laugh so hard, milk shoots out of your nose. Mix in the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. Now add a parody of everything you can think of. Okay, now make that movie using nothing but Legos. Now go clean up that milk because that's disgusting. I mean, seriously. Anyways, the audience LOVED that movie!

And I'm thrilled to report that the crowd loved Dialtone as well! The applause during the credits just went on and on. People were whistling and doing that "Whoo!" thing. We had a crowd of about 400 people at the showing, which was VERY encouraging, especially considering the fact that Dialtone was being shown at the same time as a very popular feature-length entry, The Widow's Might, as well as four other films.

The evening ceremonies were GREAT. Stephen Kendrick (Producer of Fireproof) spoke, as did Kirk Cameron. And Dean Jones was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Very cool. We also saw 3 short films based on the Biblical accounts of Abraham and Isaac, The Widow and The Oil, and The Rich Man and Lazarus. And the Von Trapps were back with music from The Sound of Music, including that one yodeling goat song I can't stand. Don't get me wrong: I am a HUGE fan of yodeling goat songs as as well as yodeling sheep songs and even yodeling squirrel songs. Just not that particular one. Wow. It's late again, isn't it?

Okay, I'll cut this blog short. Blog you later! Go Dialtone!!

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