Entries by Rodrigo Gudino from 05/2012

Dispatches From Cannes: Sharks, Models and Zombies Oh My!

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgCannes! The Riviera. The croissette. The sun, the sand, the celebrities...the movies. It's the 65th annual Festival de Cannes, a meeting place of filmmakers great and not-so-great. For an independent filmmaker like me, it's as close to a real life Mount Olympus as I have ever set foot on.

Dispatches from Cannes: Rhythm, Meetings and Infinite Lines

| Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgNow, two days into the festival, I notice the rhythm caused by the restless bodies in endless line-ups, the stomach churn of too much wine and not enough food. I open the bay windows, not to sun and sea, but to an empty beach, and the sound of rain. But it doesn't matter, I have a meeting with Coffin Joe, and an interested distributor.

Dispatches From Cannes: Trying Not to Hurl Before My Screening

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada

2012-05-17-cannesDanielle.jpgToday is an even more special screening day because it's the premiere of my debut feature. I think about the words of advice given to me a few days ago by an unnamed executive: Try not to throw up if there are any walk outs. In a few minutes, everyone is inside and the presentation begins.

Farewell to Cannes

| Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts

His film was premiering in Cannes, the Mount Olympus of film festivals. In a way, he had already won. And so had the rest of us.