Can’t believe Big Sky is over so soon, it’s been so good and the festival grows and gets better every year.
The pitching event this year was fantastic, a real highlight and it has transformed my ideas of thinking about working with / applying to ITVS. Richard Saiz was a total inspiration.
There’s been so many highlights – the ITVS pitch, the deliberation and judging of the competition films, a gondola ride after a great party at Boom swagger (Missoula’s hair salon), the mountains, getting to hang out with my good friends from over the pond.
Aside from the competition films that we awarded prizes to I thought that Racing Dreams was phenomenal. On the surface it has the feel of the classic 3 character 5 part story on the way to a final race outcome, but it was so much more than that. The film is about 3 teens on the brink of changing their lives forever, they fall in love and find out who they want to be. Seek this film out!
The festival ended with a fire party at festival founder Doug Hawes Davis’ house. Until next year then, here are a last few views.
Jeanie Finlay is a film-maker and artist based in Nottingham. She is currently working on two new feature documentaries - The Great Hip Hop Hoax and Orion: The Man Who Would be King. She is a secret geek and wishes John Waters was her Godfather. Twitter: @JeanieFinlay