After a humongous day of phone calls, emails, moving (I'm moving), meetings, and packing, I fueled up my car with gas and my belly with a Fat Burger and drove up to Santa Barbara just in time to make the Opening Night Gala for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Ryan was in the car too feeding me french fries. That's just how we do it. The gala was a crazy huge party in this big shopping square just off of State Street. There were about fifteen hundred people there, all very well dressed. There was music, drinks, food, and shmoozing. In general, it was just a huge celebration to kick off the fest. These Santa Barbarians love their movies and are very excited to welcome all the films and filmmakers.
Tomorrow, the plan is to do some grass-roots promotion for Blumenthal. That means posters in coffee shops and hyping the film to strangers. I'm anxious to share the official poster with all of you. That should be released very soon, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, check out BLUMENTHAL's newly minted website! Click on the image above or visit www.bluemthalmovie.com. Check back often for new media, press, and info on screenings. Also, don't forget to "like" us on Facebook!