Monday, January 30, 2012

Success for my friend and mentor!

The LDS Film Festival was last week. One of my friends, Sally Meyer, wrote the screenplay for a short film: Life According To Penny, which won First Place, as well as the Audience Choice Award, in the Short Film Competition.  

When I saw the film, it gave me chills. I've preached for so long... films can be quality, hard hitting, edgy, and intense without being graphic. This particular film fit the bill, and I wanted to applaud until my hands were sore when the ending credits rolled.   

I met Sally last June when I attended a schmooze sponsored by the Utah Women in Film. (See previous post: Birds of a Feather.) She became a friend and a mentor, always asking about my screenwriting whenever she sees me, and giving me encouragement. I am so happy for Sally and the filmmakers involved in this fantastic film! I hope Life According To Penny goes on to win awards in numerous festivals, and I hope they make many, many more.

Here's a clip:

Now I better get busy re-writing a scene in one of my screenplays. I'll see Sally later this week and I want to report progress...I don't want scolded!  :)

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