We just had the big “Screening” weekend of the year at the Film School. Friday night, the students who are just finishing their first year, debuted their second directing projects. Twenty-five 6-minute films were shown, Paul’s among them. It was called “Porn and Protons” and was a comedy about a married couple whose attempts to get creative with their romance is thwarted by their son’s early return from a sleep-over at a friends house. My brother Greg gave us some music to use in the scoring. Despite Paul’s pre-screening anxiety, the film received a good audience reaction. Happiness and relief ensued.
Saturday, the second year students went through their graduation ceremony in the afternoon, and the five 15-minute thesis films were screened in the evening. A party followed on the sound stages at the film school.
Last year Paul and his friend Eric had just driven out from Los Angeles a day or two before graduation, so this weekend really marks the end of our first year in Tallahassee and back in America. It has gone by quickly, as everyone says life does I guess, and it’s odd to think that I have actually gone a year without traveling to another state, let alone another country. I am going to my parent’s house in Indiana this week, where I will see my sister and her children for the first time in over a year, and my older siblings for the first time in three years. I’m looking forward to it.