From Jennifer Roth, our illustrious Board President (and also a Sundance 2009 participant):
As everyone who hasn’t been living with Gilligan on his island knows, Lynn’s film HUMPDAY is in competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
HUMPDAY is facing some additional unanticipated costs for Sundance and needs to raise about $5000. Many of you know that HUMPDAY had a big fundraiser at the NW Film Forum on Saturday night but because of the snow very few people were able to come. I was there and saw 3 cut scenes as well as the trailer, everything we screened is amazing and I can’t wait to see the film! If you were planning on stopping by and dropping a few dollars, perhaps you’d consider sending a check. Even if you weren’t planning on stopping by, perhaps you could send a check. To those of you who have already contributed, please forward this e-mail with reckless abandon.
I’m neither a connoisseur of Sundance Film Festival history or always reliable with my information, but personally I think it’s HUGE that Seattle has 3* films at Sundance. It’s highly unusual for a regional film community to be so well represented at this festival (which is usually all about NY and LA). All of our Seattle efforts: creative, technical, volunteer are paying off and every member of the film community should share in this success. If we support one another, we all win.
Humpday was made in part with a NW Film Forum support and a donation to HUMPDAY is tax deductible. Checks made out to NWFF just need to have “Humpday” written in the memo line. The mailing address:
c/o NW Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
*THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF LITTLE DIZZLE and WORLD’S GREATEST DAD are also at Sundance (again, for those of you on the Island).