Mar 23, 2009

Bay Area Premiere at SFIAAFF

last week song had its yay area premiere at the san francisco international asian american film festival.  i went up for the fest and had one of the best festival experiences ever!   i made it up to the city just in time to hit the opening night "gala" where ellen from caam somehow talked me into doing a short interview.  sarah started off the interview by doing the robot while holding the biggest gotdamn microphone in all of sf: Photobucket
"production manager" roger, at least that's what his badge said, enjoyed the wine and cheese:
the best part of caam's festival is that people from all over the country come out for it.  i got a chance to build with folks like corrine (ny), heather (tee dot), and kevin (hawai'i) all in one bar:
corrine (front left) screened her documentary short excuse my gangsta ways.  watch the trailer and interview with corrine here.
my good friend aram (in the blue jays hat) came from toronto to screen his latest film the others, which was one of the best shorts i saw at the festival.  after the screening we went to an after-prom like hotel party where musician goh nakamura (far right) and friends performed.Photobucket
why am i always stuck with the filipinos?  reppin' the better half of the state; aj (xylophone films), patricio (kid heroes), abe (vc film fest) and julius:Photobucket
aj, pat and julius screened their music video for "crooks and rooks" by bambu.
many of chris iijima's friends threw a very nice reception for the film the night before the screening.Photobucket
the renown film scholar and my old professor b.ruby rich: Photobucket
the infamous spencer nakasako, award-winning filmmaker, teacher and my mentor.  be on the lookout for an official shit-talking session with me and spence at the upcoming la asian pacific film fest, no seriously.Photobucket