Monday, June 24, 2013

Tropfest NY 2013: Short Films. Super Moon.

Okay, I'm going to try to keep this short because I'm only thirteen words into this post and I can already feel my sweaty little fingers twitching with the the urge to ramble on and on and on about Tropfest and how awesome it is, and the last thing I want to do is go on so long that you stop paying attention and start googling what today's Pinkberry flavors are (lychee again?!?! ugh.).

So in a nutshell, here's what you need to know before your Pinkberry melts:

- Tropfest is the world's largest short film festival. It was held in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Saturday night. Over 22,000 people came out to watch the final films and listen to live music like Chairlift under the stars and super moon. (If you don't know much about Tropfest, you can read more about it in my interview with founder John Polson here from 2012).

- my husband submitted a short film named "BEN" with some of his clients + it was selected as a semifinalist (#proudwifey).

- the duckling appears for seven seconds in a scene shot at a seedy gas station located under a highway overpass and next to one of the most polluted bodies of water in all of America.  And you said the movies weren't glamorous.

- after the festival we shut down Buttermilk Channel, eating french fries and fried chicken until 1:30 in the morning.

- the awesome music you hear is by our friend Sheah who, coincidentally, we first met at Buttermilk Channel.

You can watch their short film "BEN" below.  All the actors are clients of my husband's except for the dude who gets hit by a car.

Congrats to Mike, Tom, Stephen, Dina, Sheah + John.  One of my favorite Brooklyn nights ever.


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