So I am writing you all as a 35 year old woman. I know in the grand scheme of things it isn’t old but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel old. I still feel like the same old person I was in my 20s and here I am 35! How did this happen? 🙂
Well, I ended up having a really fun 35th birthday. I was worried because I had been sick all week (as I reported a few days ago). But I tried to rest up and was feeling mostly better for my birthday. It was a good thing because I had a great experience and a unique opportunity for my birthday.
A few weeks ago Morgan over at Rotoscopers.com asked if I would be willing to represent their website at a screening for a film at the Sundance Film Festival. I had always wanted to go to Sundance but I didn’t know they had a Sundance Kids section. Now I will totally be going every year! She said I could see the film and then have a chance to interview the creators afterwards.
I jumped at the chance but was also very nervous about the interview portion. I’ve never done an interview before and worried I wouldn’t have professional enough questions. The movie is called Snowtime and I will save my review for rotoscopers.com but I really did enjoy the film. It’s a sweet little story about kids playing in the snow. It reminded me of the Peanuts Movie quite a bit, which I loved. Here’s a trailer for the film:
So I did my homework and came up with some questions that I ran by some friends who had done that kind of thing before. I also had my camera, phone to record the interview and notepad ready to go!
Then I saw the film and enjoyed it and they did a Q and A afterwards where the kids in the audience asked great questions. This helped relieve my nerves a little bit. I figured if little kids could do it, so could I! 🙂
So, I was rushed into a little green room area and I met with director Francois Brisson and producer Marie-Claude Beauchamp. I got to ask questions for about 5 minutes and I think I did pretty well. I will pass the link on to you guys when I get the interview written up for Rotoscopers.com. It was so fascinating to learn about the behind the scenes of an animated film- even a small scale animated film like this one. I enjoyed hearing about their inspiration and how they came up with different elements of the design and story.
It ended up being a really cool experience and a great way to spend my birthday. I finished the day with a quiet dinner with one of my best friends also named Rachel. I had tons of love shown my way, which I greatly appreciate it and heard from many of my family and friends. I am so blessed.
I hope 35 is one of the best years yet!!