Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sundance Pics...FINALLY!

Ok, Sundance was stinkin' seven months ago...wait, maybe eight. But I just barely got a call from a red carpet photographer that got a few (not so great, but fun) shots of me "workin' it." Keep in mind, all of the reporters and camera guys are smooshed pretty much on top of each other in this little tiny corral thing. Let's just say you hope the permasmile guy on your left from ET and the LA Times chick on your right with a ridiculously froofy fur hat that someone told her she needed in the arctic of Utah didn't forget their deoderant. You also hope they don't elbow you in the face...I know, cause it has happened. So here are a few to chomp on...

Here, my photographer and I are with Thomas Haden Church of "Spiderman 3." I personally remembered him best from my childhood, cause my mom was a "Wings" fan. Here he is promoting his Sundance film, "Smart People," which also stars Dennis Quaid (he was cute, maybe a little tipsy?) and Ellen Page (she didn't show) and Sarah Jessica Parker (see below).

These three are my intvw with SJP. She showed up in her own clothes (rare, for a celeb, especially with her fashion stature) accompanied by her husband, Matthew Broderik. She was very real, very gracious. In every interview that I overheard (remember, we're all on top of each other), she spoke of her son like any other All-American mom. She told me she was anxious to get home and read him a bedtime story, as she had promised before she left NYC.

Here's my ultra-serious interview with a director, I think. Must've been pretty deep. Actually, that's the face I usually give when someone's passing me a load of poo but I still have to be polite and professional. But I'm sure that wasn't the case here.

And here's my extreeeeeme squish face close-up with Elle Fanning, Dakota's kid sister, who appeared in two Sundance films this year. She was so cute, of course. Behind her is Bill Pullman; we got along very well and had a great interview...he was impressed that I was "well-researched." Also on this carpet, I caught up with Felicity Huffman, who recounted all the unusual mom roles she's played.

Some have asked about my Sundance experience, so I'll tell ya. I worked for an itty bitty station, Park City Television; during the festival, they hit just about every red carpet and party for round-the-clock coverage. I am humbled to admit I got paid with ski passes. At least a couple local boutiques traded me for rockin' new clothes, six outfits in all. I was one of the red carpet correspondents for PCTV's "Festival After Dark" show, and had spent several months prior to the festival as a fill-in host for their two-hour live morning variety show. The station itself is very local with a seemingly limited budget, and the staff is primarily quite young and free...for most, it is their first job, so that was a bit of a shift for me. The station itself has tons of unrealized potential. Michael was able to work with me for several events, as he has done in the past, which is helpful. I didn't actually go to any of the movies, although after listening to some of the Hollywood-ers describe them I didn't think I really wanted to. I can't remember all of the people I interviewed, but I'll try to list a few:
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Sharon Stone
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Tom Arnold
  • Felicity Huffman
  • Bill Pullman
  • Elle Fanning
  • Jodie Foster
  • Emily Blunt
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Brittany Murphy (my new best friend)

1 comment:

Jenny said...

You are so talented!!! I'm glad you posted pics of Sundance. What is the blog name/web-site for your supermommy articles?