Right now the Sundance Film Festival is going on out west. It’s something I’ve always been very interested in and it’s always been a small dream of mine to take part one day.
You can imagine my excitement when I heard they were putting all of the short films in this year’s festival online to watch for free. Way to go, Sundance! I decided since I didn’t have any plans for the evening I would stay home and watch Sundance movies and feel like I was in on something cool.
I watched five of them, chosen at random, and I think I’m done watching Sundance movies. Let me put it this way: If I ever tell you I have a short film that has been accepted into and will be viewed at Sundance, it basically means I’ve made a horribly boring, non-sensical, “look how arty I am” steaming pile of crap. With bad acting.
What a letdown. I might as well have re-watched Lady in the Water. At least then I would have known going into it that my time was going to be majorly wasted.