OCSWA board member
I just got in from attending this evening's activities and while exhausted from a long day today and with an early call tomorrow morning, but it would be negligent of me not to tell you how outstanding this festival is and urge you to attend one or more movies over the next few days. It is being held at the Garden Walk in Anaheim (link).and continues through Sunday the 17th.
The festival was well thought out by people who obviously have a passion for film. They arranged for experienced festival operators to help them set it up correctly (I met some people from the Temecula and San Diego festivals).
From the red carpet to the after party, you'd have thought they've been doing this for years. I suspect they will be around for a long time and would not be surprised if they become one of the "must attend" festivals.
I will write additional information about the festival in the next day or two but for now - IT'S A HIT! Congratulations to Sinan Kanasiz and the other founders.
Go, you'll have a good - no, a great time.
Robert Rollins is a man on the move. Just ask him - he’s more than (enthusiastically) willing to tell about the dozens of projects he’s either done, has in production, or is in pre-production with.
A prolific writer and producer Robert takes his craft very seriously. He doesn’t just sit around and dream about being a filmmaker, he wakes up every day and thinks to himself - “How can I get ‘The Magic Hourglass’ and ‘Lanterns for the Dead’ done?” “Who can I talk to who will fund my productions?” “What can I do next that will get my company, Robert Rollins Pictures noticed?"
This is a series of articles designed for getting to know the people of OCSWA.
Raymond Obstfeld is one of our board members whose impact is felt at every level of this organization. He's been a source of inspiration, guidance and help to me for many, many years and I consider him a great friend both personally and professionally. He works harder than any ten human beings I know. Just one reason why he's so successful.
A Q&A follows this article on his work.