Sure, that’s a phrase straight from an article about life insurance, but it has slightly poetic feel to it, no? Shouldn’t that be re-purposed as the title of a new off-off Broadway play?
I bet it’s about two uptight suburbanites who secretly long for each other but their love can never be, so they keep a respectable distance of 50 feet at formal dinners, devour steak tartare whilst ogling each other, seek opportunities to play footsie during summers at the Cape – though he inadvertently trips her – and then slink off to their respective spouses, crestfallen at their impossible situation. Their texts? Literary criticism, bien sur.
Just for a modern twist, she’s got the career in life insurance, not him. She is called upon to make a big sacrifice – lose him forever but gain a huge promotion, or lose her career, husband and life as she knows it just for a shot at happiness. Of course she chooses the promotion, it’s a recession proof business.
In the final, bittersweet scene, she respectfully acknowledges how their bond has appreciated. They leave the stage and the spotlight narrows until it only illuminates two half-finished Tom Collins glasses. Sniff.
I’m thrilled that USA Today published a short essay I wrote about how my Dad and I communicated through our mutual love of absurd comedy!
So moments after the American Online Film Awards festival went live yesterday, I was informed that….
My film got into another festival! It will be screening in New York June 28th at the Manhattan Film Festival. Yay!
Yes, the original Speed of Virginia film is screening right this red hot minute (from May 1st through the next 2 weeks) at a festival called the American Online Film Awards!
Discounted pass: http://bit.ly/aofass14
Direct link to my film: https://americanonlinefilmawards.org/film/14S1woaz62
Normally you have to get your butt to a theater, pay an entry fee and disregard sticky theater floors.
This festival is totally virtual & I can offer a discounted pass for $3. to gain entry to the whole thing. If you have a chance to catch my film and other cool, interesting work, please get a screening pass then VOTE on how much you liked my movie…
Thank you for your support & pass along to your friends!
It’s officially official – the first of my three “Slow Down to the Speed of Virginia” films will play this May at the American Online Film Awards festival!! Details coming soon… mwa-ha-ha.
Why, hello there! Did you know that I’m also a copywriter specializing in humorous copy? Yup.
I have a separate site:
jdelibes.wix.com/copywriter — or click the image to be magically transported!
Dear Sound Editing,
I’ve missed you! Back in the days when I was cutting actual film and mag stock, working as an assistant editor, I’d grab as much sound to edit as I could. It didn’t matter that I spent my days wearing giant, unsexy cans on my head. If you don’t know what cans are, you probably never got to touch actual film stock either. I wore white gloves at work. You don’t know what that means either, do you. You poor, miserable digital bastard. ♥ Just kidding.
I even liked cutting dialogue, post-production’s ugly stepsister, because I could smooth out and fix one little thing in a big world of Rong.
My editor and I just spent Sunday locking picture on two of my short films. (For updates,
https://www.facebook.com/SpeedofVirginia.) I’d gone on a hunting trip for all the music a few days before.
I cannot express the joy of auditioning a piece of music against the picture and finding that each emotional moment syncs with the on-screen story, adjusting the right placement and levels and then, voila. I love me some music editing, and I got to cut again, ahhhhh…