Berlinale Day Two

Silly Bunny Pictures is excited to announce signing a distribution deal with the Optimale distribution company of France to exhibit our feature film ABRUPT DECISION in all French speaking countries.  The rights extend distribution in all platforms, including theatrical, dvd, streaming and so forth. The film, along with a behind-the-scenes documentary and interviews with the leading cast members, will be subtitled in French.


Friday was the first full day of events, and the planning I didn’t do on Thursday required me to take a breather for a couple hours mid-day to better prepare for the remaining 9 days.

After looking through the entire film catalog of both the market and festival, marking all the pictures that interested me either personally or that the distribution company I represent would be interested in screening, I sat down and marked out a giant schedule of when films were scheduled to run.   Inevitably I’d already missed three films of interest, and failed to mark a seminar I intended to monitor Friday afternoon. Which means I missed everything but the last 10 minutes of the seminar.

I was able to pick up a screener dvd for a movie and watched the first half hour.  I’m delighted to discover it’s such a fun, funny, and sweet movie so far, and I’ll definitely be bringing it to the US distribution company for consideration.  I went to the beginning of three other films yesterday and bailed on all of them within the first 30 minutes.  Blech.

Flipping through the film catalog, some of these descriptions I’m reading are just outright awful.  I know someone somewhere will probably love each one of these movies, but I can’t help but wonder what was going through the mind of the writer/director/producer when they made this stuff.

“An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with its bone-splitting scream.”  “A father is looking for his son whom he last saw 10 years ago. The search leads him to a cave inhabited by a wizard with the power to show him everything he missed in his son’s life.” “Damned from the moment of their births, twin brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis, a power they use in the most horrific way imaginable.”

Yeah, these are the movies that have meaning in my life….

The seminar I missed is on independent film finance.  I’m told the session will be available online Saturday.  I’ll post the link tomorrow, or summarize the session if the video is password protected.

Last night’s film party began at 11 at a smokey, crowded dance club.  Though I tried to mingle, I didn’t make a lot of progress.  It was far too noisy for my geriatric hearing, and the atmosphere was not conducive for making new friends.  I have a list of people I want to meet, but since I don’t even know what they look like I had no idea who to approach.  For me the party was a bit of  a bust.

I came home, ate some comfort food, and called it a night.  After five hours sleep I’m awake again and getting ready to begin Saturday.  There are 11 films I’m checking out, a meeting with a distributor this evening, and another party tonight.



One comment

  1. Firstly, congratulations on the distribution deal. May it be the first of many wonderful moments you get to report. And it sounds like you are keeping quite the schedule, and might need a vacation when you return! Don’t forget to have fun!

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