Rotterdam Invitation!

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Official Screening Dates in Rotterdam:

Saturday January 24th, 15:45,  Pathè  

Sunday January 25th 13:00, Pathè  

Thursday January 29th, 20:15. Lantaren 2

We spent the full day on Monday travelling home from Whister. I woke up Tuesday morning in a grog which disappeared the instant I saw the email from the Rotterdam International Film Festival inviting The Baby Formula to participate.  Yeah!

Turkey Basters hot in Whistler

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Angela Vint (star), Paul Zimic (producer), Stephen Adams (producer), Richard Beattie (writer)

turkeybasterGet a load of Zimic. When he came up with the idea of using turkey basters as our give-away marketing gift, I thought he was kidding. I was wrong. Paul distributed a few Baby Formula turkey basters around various tables at the festival and people kept picking them up. It’s not even near thanksgiving!

The festival was a great time. Especially reuniting with our star, Angela Vint , our writer, Richard Beattie and one of our producers, Steve Adams who all live in Vancouver now. We shared a condo with a hot tub, not to mention a bottle of scotch– life is good.

The tribute to Donald Sutherland was another highlight. What an incredible body of work. He was head of the Borsos jury which also included Sturla Gunnarsson and Patricia Rozema. We were honoured to be one of the 6 nominees. In the end, Jim Donovan’s Three Seasons received the award.

The Pope & Torino FF, Italy

dsc020072What Architecture! Walking around Torino with its miles of archways and ancient buildings was amazing. So was showing a film about gay women having babies using a stem cell process in a country where The Pope lives. As usual, the people that saw The Baby Formula loved it, but the audiences were definitely smaller than the ones we had in Germany. We were told that religion and the Pope were to blame. I’d wish I had his number. I would have invited him. That would have made for a lively Q & A.