Yesterday we received notice that a short, silent film Phoenix and some of her peers created in school made it to the finals in the International Youth Silent Film Festival. Tonight was opening night at Hollywood Theater and her film, The Magician on Death Row was shown! The celebrity Jurors included Tom DeSanto, Steve Oster, and Jay Silverman. Nathan Avakian played the the theatre organ to all of the films. Exciting stuff!
Phoenix got to meet the founder of the festival, Jon Palanuk, and was treated like a star. I told her, it just goes to show — we are all just a couple of steps or stumbles — away from achieving our dreams. Who would have thought these great filmmakers would be watching my daughter’s work!