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This year’s Vail Film Festival seemed a bit more low-key and intimate than some previous fests, which isn’t a bad thing. While Michael and I still kept pretty busy shooting screenplay readings, red carpet interviews, film screening Q&As, parties and sponsor material, it was nice to not be constantly rushing around and actually have a chance to enjoy and partake in some of the festival activities a little bit more. This was also Michael’s first year at the VFF as a filmmaker and a short film competition co-director, as well as the festival’s official cinematographer; a triple-duty which he endured quite well!
Some of the guests this year included Fred Schepisi (the director of VFF opening night film The Eye of the Storm, as well as The Russia House and Roxanne, among others) and Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Breaking Bad).
As for me, some of the highlights of this year’s fest included chatting with Fred Schepisi, filming and hanging out backstage at the incredible sold-out Friday night concert featuring Sara Bareilles and the amazing musicians from LA’s Hotel Cafe (Cary Brothers, Buddy, Harper Blynn, Javier Dunn, Greg Laswell and Laura Jansen), seeing Michael’s short film Baby Shoes on the big screen, bowling at midnight, swimming in an outdoor pool at a swanky resort hotel and generally enjoying the unseasonably warm weather for Vail. And, of course – reuniting with all of the awesome people that I haven’t seen since last year. This was my 6th year of filming coverage at the VFF, and, as always, it was exciting to be a part of it.
Below are some photos I took at the festival. Be sure to check out my Flickr gallery or watch the slideshow at the end of this post to see the rest, including lots of party pics, red carpet coverage and beauty shots. Meanwhile, the 40+ gigabytes of video footage I shot will eventually be processed and included in the 2013 Vail Film Festival promos and other materials. Stay tuned!