I am at Cannes Film Festival to be part of the Producers Network. To learn, make new contacts, pitch my new projects to the potential investors and find us co-producers.
Wish me luck!
This morning was getting up the hardest thing to do. Not because I was sleepy (to be honest that too), but specially because my feet were painful after yesterdays kilometers walking. I did manage to get up after a long serious conversion with myself and walked again. Before I knew the pain was gone, or I didn't feel it any more.
This time I was on time for the daily breakfast meeting and I succeeded to sit at the table I wanted to sit at: Co-producing with ARTE France. I think our guest of honor (one of the managers of ARTE) was more sleepy than I was this morning. He looked not happy at all. It’s kind of hard to be at that table so early in the morning, talking to a bunch of eager hungry over-enthusiastic and hopeful ambitious producers from all over the world. I didn't want to be in his place.
After a coffee and many glasses of water, he looked finally a little bit relaxed and gave us the feeling we can ask questions. And o, we did! The meeting was after all helpful and informative but made me realize I still have a long way to go. I suddenly heard myself saying: when all this began? When did we stop creating films and began to make films to sell? When did we betrayed art by value it by money? Are we still worthy of art?
My next meeting was wonderful, I met a wonder lady from one of the Scandinavian countries. A lady who create opportunities for people, opens doors, invests in young talents and is extremely successful in all of that. Somebody I can learn from anytime from now on. Because she liked me (she said so with big smile) and we shook hands sincerely and are going to work with each other. I will tell you about her later again.
The rest of my meetings were joyful, fruitful and good. I didn't stay for the cocktails and parties and went home. Happy and grateful!
I am grateful to everybody who stands behind me, beside me and in front me. You are all marvelous people. Love you! ( I really am not drunk and this is the whole truth!)