Thursday, January 7, 2010

Putting my money where my mouth is.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Brian, you sure talk big. But what if, say, Nora Ephron wants to take a crack at your work? Huh? HUH!?!"

Well, Nora, I'll tell you what. Tuesday, January 19th, you be at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon, and you can do just that. Because at 7:00 that night, 'Burning Passion' is going to screen as part of the Northwest Filmmakers Night.

'Burning Passion', for those of you who haven't seen it, has a lot in common with 'Julie and Julia'. For one thing, the director (me) also wrote the screenplay. The movie was shot on 35mm film. And fire features prominently as a dramatic device (it's the heartwarming story about a guy who ejaculates fire).

Beyond that, I'll let Nora –– or you –– decide how it stacks up.

There's a competitive part to the Northwest Filmmakers Night, which involves both audience members and judges voting for the best film. Whoever wins gets $200 and I'm not saying this so you'll come out and vote for me, but if I do win, I plan to use all $200 to buy beers for the nice people who support me and all the other Portland knuckleheads who think it's a good idea to make movies.

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And Nora, if you're reading this, I'm serious. I'd love to see you there.