Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LDS Film Festival

You may or may not have heard that our film "The Phone Call" which was written by me and S and filmed by W, was accepted as a finalist in the LDS Film Festival, Family-Made category.  I think they've now added the honorary title of home-made films.

The whole, give your film some media hype is really, exceedingly, very daunting to me.

Will this film relate to everyone?  Probably every parent or child-care provider. 
Will the audience laugh?  Hopefully at least a huge smile.
Will the audience need formal attire?  Ha! I have to find that out, but it's doubtful.
How long is the film? About a minute and a half.
What have you learned? A lot about directing, the need to direct, helping others understand goals, thinking that next time the 24-hour film may be what I want to do.

What else do you want to know about the film festival.  A lot of really famous people are in some of the films.  

The Film Festival people sent me a run-down of the film festival and here is a bit of the email:

A powerful lineup of stars in films featured at the 2016 LDS Film Festival include many known actors.
Kate Winslet, Dick Van Dyke, Jane Seymour, Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, James Roday, Cheryl Hines, Gary Cole, Henry Ian Cusick, Brian Krause, Kevin Sorbo, and Wilford Brimley, are all part of several films scheduled at this year's festival.
From drama to comedy to fantasy to documentary, the festival showcases a diverse lineup of films.
Feature films include the powerful drama Just Let Go (starring Henry Ian Cusick)the romantic comedy Christmas Eve (starring Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, James Roday, Cheryl Hines, Gary Cole), the family film Miracle Maker (starring Brian Krause), the fantasy drama Mythica: The Necromancer (starring Kevin Sorbo) as well as the fantasy comedy Dudes & Dragons, the dramedyTrew Calling, and the 10-year anniversary screening of Mr. Dungbeetle.
Pretty fun, right!  I am super excited to take you kidlets, with me. We're going to watch a lot of movies and meet a lot of really great people!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

How I Love Listening To You

Last week in the car, S was being teased because of a boy that likes her by T.

So I told her, that if he is teasing her, it gives her the right to tease back.  But T, started before she did.
"T and ... sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G." T sang over and over.  Which made us all laugh.  Then in a moment of great thoughtfulness you, T, said aloud, "I think I might marry her one day."

S, you said emphatically, "But T, she's not a member of the Church. You can't get married in the temple!"

T confidently said, "Then in a little while I'll teach her about the Gospel."

R, you proudly smiled and said, "That's a good goal, T."

S chimed in with, "But, you should start helping her learn about the Gospel now, so she can understand it faster and better."
T (I assume) nodded and asked, "Mom, if I ask her to come to church with us, can you pick her up to bring her to Church."

My heart was brimming with love and joy in my children and their determination to marry in the House of the Lord, the temple, one day!

This was one of my favorite conversations, ever.