January 24, 2006

Out on the WEB…………..

Category: Press — ericsoup @ 9:42 am

Our little blog has made the big time. If you google the words Forgiven and Sundance, the first thing that comes up is this blog. Try it!

We’ve also been deemed worth of entry in one of my personally favorite blogs to read,
And I Am Not Lying, For Real. Jeff Simmermon writes this blog, and I can’t recommend it enough. He’s a gifted writer who’s well traveled, articulate, and just plain interesting to read. As a reader, you’ll get to see a slice of the world through Jeffs eyes as he seeks out the slightly offbeat experiences, all without tossing aside the everyday events, and writing about it all with the same gusto and eye for the cracked out side of life. What better place for a mention of our little film. So in all fairness, he links to us, and I’ll link to him.
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Jeff was also there on New Years day this year, when we were all hashing out the gritty details of our lovely poster. He crushed any last morsels of doubt that were lingering in everyones mind as to whether the poster was going in the right direction by giving an impromptu critique in which he very accurately described what he assumed the film was about, judging only from the poster. Nice one Jeff. You set everyone’s mind at rests.

January 23, 2006

Soup – Day 4 (The Premier!)

Category: Soups Daily Updates — ericsoup @ 11:31 pm

And they’re off!

At about 8:30 P.M. Mountain time, FORGIVEN had its world premier at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. I think that it can safely be said that the crowd was quite pleased with what they saw.
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The big night is upon us. Tonight the film FORGIVEN will be making it’s world premier at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. I think that it’s fair to say that we’re all giddy with excitement. Paul and Kelly have been on the move all day gearing up for the big night. Bill Ladd and Justin Colvin showed up today too, so now we’re two stronger in the FORGIVEN peanut gallery. Stay tuned for photos and more from the premier…

Paul and Bob…

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Forgiven Photo Gallery

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Sorry that it took me so long to get this up, but here it is. Hopefully I’ve got all the kinks worked out and we can start posting more photos.

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Paul – Entry 4

Category: Pauls Words — ericsoup @ 8:57 am

Fortunately this blog isn’t a book on tape because my voice is a little worse for the wear this morning. I was over-served at the Gersh party last night and apparently I was screaming at some point during the evening. Perhaps just trying to talk over the music, ampoule perhaps shouts of exclamation to punctuate my moves on the dance floor—I don’t really recall. But that was an all out blast, shop totally Sundancian in my mind’s eye of what I thought this festival experience would be like. Took a gondola up to this kicky lodge in the pitch dark. And the joint was jumping, great DJ, red wine flowing, all the cast of characters there. My mom and dad and sisters and friends all got in which was so cool, Russell was in top form and I might add was possibly similarly over-served, like myself. Sally was the best, paraded me around a little, a was able to get my groove on, which is important to me. I don’t want to brag, but as far as the dance floor goes I feel as if I ‘still got it,’ so to speak. One unfortunate footnote, as I was departing the dance floor after my last dance, I was pulled back out on the floor by some young lady whom I was not aquainted with—apparently she felt that I ‘still got it’ too. And in a moment of poor judgment I went to toss my water bottle to the floor off to the side so that I could fully avail my unexpected partner of the full range of my dance moves, and I clipped David Gersh in the shin with the bottle. He looked sort of miffed and confused which was understandable; as the host of the party I’m sure he didn’t expect to be treated this way by a guest. And I’m going to apologize to him tonight at the screening and thank him for such a rocking good time last night.

Yesterday was a great day. Game day today, the premiere tonight so I’ll have to cut short my entry today. Will catch up with more tomorrow.

January 22, 2006

Soup – Day 3

Category: Soups Daily Updates — ericsoup @ 3:13 pm

Oh what a great day. It really is nice to be here as an observer, but to still be involved with something serious that’s going on.

After a fairly leisurly morning, Steve, Nancy and I decided to go skiing. I haven’t skied in at least 15 years, and I really sucked back then. But everyone has always told me that skiing in the west was better, and you know what? They were right. I’ve never enjoyed myself skiing as much. After a quick refresher lesson from Steve, I was on my way, and by the end of the day wasn’t even falling. A new thing for me. It’s amazing how much fun it can be to careen down the side of a mountain with two sticks strapped to your feet when you’re you’re able to stay standing up.

January 21, 2006

Soup – Day 2

Category: Soups Daily Updates — ericsoup @ 11:23 pm

Day Two. Again busy from start to finish. Not too busy for the occasional glass of champagne or quick beer of course, but on the move most of the time. And this is from me, who is really here as part of the crowd. The head honchos, Paul and Kelly, have a million places that they HAVE to be every day. I’m just happily tagging along. God Bless ‘em.

Paul – Entry 3

Category: Pauls Words — ericsoup @ 11:20 pm

This morning got off swell. Kelly and I had coffee with a super team of lawyers, pills publicists and our sales agent just to catch each other up on where we are as we head into the screening day after tomorrow. Craig, prostate Steven and Allison are all just great and lovely people and we’re lucky to have them. I had to dash early to catch the bus to the director’s brunch. Saw Maria Magentti as I was boarding over at headquarters and that’s when fortune really smiled on me because we had the most amazing conversation on the hour ride over to the Sundance lodge about this whole trip we’re on. It was the conversation I’d been wanting to have for the last year and half with another director and most fortuitously with a director who has been through exactly what I’m going through as a first time director at Sundance. We talked about everything, pharm the whole process of making our respective movies, the heady things that go down surrounding the festival itself, where to go from here—all of it. She was amazing and so funny and so giving and smart and I already know she’s talented because I read, loved and auditioned for the very movie she’s at the festival with. And she’s my new best friend.