It’s been 48 hours since the HollyWeb festival, and may I say, it has been 48 hours well spent. Today we received word from La Trobe Uni’s Matt Smith that The Inland Sea is currently featured on the front page of iTunesU. It is after all an academic project – and you can subscribe to our podcasts here.
My roommate Max De Bowen and I placed an order for some slick looking t-shirts for our series this morning, which will be delivered to the Radisson hotel in time for LA Web Fest on the weekend.
The inaugural HollyWeb festival was a success, I think for those involved with making series as well as for those who put on the festival. It was a full day of screening. We caught some absolutely amazing shows, met some fine people and enjoyed a well organized award ceremony to finish it all off. See below for list of awards.
Beside me in our little room, Max is still working tirelessly on new creative endeavors, with little or no sleep. Last night he edited up episode 33 of his show Flat Whites, going on coffee by the gallon and a short power nap. Now he’s powering through energy drinks like a truck driver and firing away a casting call for a hopeful short film, which he’s aiming to shoot over the next couple of days here in LA. Without giving too much away, the working title for the short is Long Blacks.
Yesterday was a very cool day for yours truly, catching up with former colleague I haven’t seen in ages. Literally. Mansour Niroumand and I used to work together at Laagendalsposten more than ten years ago and haven’t seen each other since, well, the turn of the century! We cruised Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica and Venice Beaches and pretended to go shopping on Rodeo Drive. I think that almost covered the necessary sightseeing.
Finally, nine awards were handed out at HollyWeb on Saturday. Check out the winners below. Congrats to all for your much deserved success!
BEST WEB SERIES
BEST INTERNATIONAL WEB SERIES
Sam Pancake: PRETTY
Hillary B. Smith: Fumbling Thru The Pieces
Divine: The Series
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC/SCORE
Divine: The Series