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Not only am I (evidently) popular in Russia, Italians love my sleaze and have awarded me for it.

By which I mean that Blood on the Highway, in which I play a (sleazy) main character, in which a relative unknown by the name of "Nicholas Brendon" also appears in the film, has won the TOP JURY PRIZE* at the Kimera Film Festival. Guys, it beat out serious documentaries like "Wasted." (I won't lie: I felt a twinge of guilt. But fuck it, they've won awards in other festivals.) It also won the Audience Favorite prize, which is completely cool.

I may be at minute 14, but I'm holding on! We have some kind of physical award coming in the mail. Frakking awesome. See?!?! I TOLD YOU IT WAS FUNNY!!

You like me! You really like me! Ahahahaha.

* means that the judges/critics picked our movie over every single other submission as the best of the festival. I don't know if they're smoking crack over there, or if it really is that damn funny. I'm going with the last one. :D

[ETA] Because I'm Forgetful Jones. If you want to relive the horror of making a horror movie, CLEEEEEK.


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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
HOLY CRAP!! That is fantastic, that is so unbelievably amazingly wonderfully EEEEEEEEEEE! . Hey kids, Momma's getting shit-faced tonight! You can totally go Mommy Dearest on them now because you, my dear, are a Stah!

\o/ Because this is most definitely a smell my armpits moment!
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
There was a conference call with lots of "OH MY GOD!!" and laughter between the cast, and it's just freaking COOL.

Your armpits smell of SUCCESS! (Good thinking, sticking that money in there.)

Edited at 2008-06-04 02:20 am (UTC)
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
You are made of awesome. When can I see this?!
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)

Let's see. The next showing is in San Antonio at a festival on the 21rst, then it goes back to Dallas, then to LA in July. I think we've got a Canadian film festival in the works, Chicago, and... Philly? That's just for now, if we can get a good deal on distribution, it'll come to a theater near you and you can witness the Nicholas Brendon glory!
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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)

Holy hell, do you think paparazzi will now stalk you and Mr. Stoney? Angelina and Brad who? Oooo, maybe you'll be in Us Weekly's "Stars! They're Just Like Us!" section, with a pic of you gardening or beating your chi'rens. ONE CAN ONLY HOPE.

In all seriousness, that is so fanfuckingtastic! I am so thrilled for you, and you won a FUCKING AUDIENCE FAVORITE PRIZE. Dude. Duuuuuuuuude. That's awesome on every level.
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Is that not the most awesome and hilarious thing?! Italians love tits, what can I say. I can't believe the white trash (treasure, I thank you. White Treasure) translated!

AHAHAHAHAHAH. "They smack their kids around and eat gallons of ice cream to numb the pain, just like us!"

Not only did we win the audience prize, we won the GRAND JURY prize. That means out of every single film, the critics liked ours the best! DUDE!!!!!
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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
That is just too cool! Congrats!
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Ahahahahaha to your icon!!!! Oh, Colbert, I love you.

And thank you very much! It's very exciting, and kind of...crazy.
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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
ZOMG YAY YAY YAY FLAILING WITH YAY! *does Kermit the Frog dance of FLAIL!*

Stoney, that is so amazingly fabulously wonderful! Congratulations to you and the writers and director and all the cast and crew. I always knew you were awesome! Did I not tell you?

HUG SQUISH YAY TIMES A MILLION! There is not enough squee in the world for you!!!
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
LYNNE, IS THAT NOT HILARIOUS?! They loved the "sleaze. Is nice." I LOVE YOU, WOMAN. Like, bucket loads. Buckets on dump truck loads!!!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
That's awesome! Congratulations! :)
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
It's CRAZY! And thank you so much!! Hahaha, JD is shocked. I loves it.
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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)

No, no, don't! I'll stop you from doing that. Eventually. Just, let me have a slice of pie. And get some shopping done. And....

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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)

That is equal parts awesome and hilarious. How amazing- you must feel like such a stah!

(Also, I must see this in it's final edited version!)
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
(when I see you next, I'll make sure of it.)

It *is* equal parts awesome and hilarious! I can't wrap my brain around Italians loving Lynette and RooooOOOooooOOOoooooy. Hahaha.
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Well, damn cool!

Julia, also, yee-HAW!
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
It is SO cool!!!! *twirls you*
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Congratulations, sweetie! That's too cool!
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you!! *squishes you 'til you squeak!*
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
But where can WE see "Blood on the Highway??"

Jun. 4th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
It's still doing the festival circuit. (The more wins it garners, the more they can ask.) THEN it goes to theaters NEAR YOU. (Unless there's a festival near you, in which case I will notify you ASAP!)
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Oh my GOD THAT IS AWESOME. Yaaaay! I'm so happy for you!

Jun. 4th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you!! It's so funny, D. It is RIGHT UP your comedy alley, I'm telling you. (We missed the cut off date for the San Fran fest that just happened? Is wrapping up? Bah.)
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Jun. 4th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Awww, I love your sleaze, too. Did any of you guys attend the festival?
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
No, no one was out there for they're all poor arteests. :) (I was sad because I could have gone! But they want directors and producers, usually. "But I have tits!" I cried. "They're Italians, they like tits!")

Jun. 4th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
Yay! So. Flippin'. AWESOME! It's good to know that your fake pink nails were not for nothin'.

Quick! Gimme your autograph while it's still free. It is still free, right?

Jun. 4th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
It's SO awesome and cool, to boot! (Yay Nicky being in an award winning movie now, too!) Free? Only for now! Ahahaha.

(Dude. Okay, I'm jumping the gun, but still. What if this gets big? Like, cult-classic big and there are invites to CONVENTIONS. Where there could be potential hobnobbing with people I have written RPF about like?)

To quote Keanu Reeves, "Whoa."

No, that doesn't fit. Let me quote Joey from Blossom: "Whoa!"
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Jun. 4th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
WOOHOOO!!! That is just fantastic. You DO have to change your byline now. I wonder if it will make to Denver? That festival is in October. If it does - come be the star and walk the red carpet here! You can crash on my couch! Hee! THis is so exciting to know an author AND an actor all rolled into one terrific package! And a gardener too!
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
I wonder if you can do a strike in the User name... :D

It may go to Denver! They're trying to hit a bunch of the small, hip fests, and I'm sure Denver fits right in!

Hahahaha, I'm a regular Renaissance Woman! :D
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Jun. 4th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
That is freaking awesome. Italians have made some damn fine movies themselves, so they undoubtedly know their stuff.

BTW remind me where the heck is your Mormon lj? I meant to add it but evidently didn't.
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
Isn't that great?! And yes, we're right on par with Fellini. HAHAHAHA!

(Oh, it's 0hmyheck that's a zero, not an "oh.")
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
OMGYAY!!! *\o/*
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
*loves the sound of your pom poms*

Why is it that every comment I've left you lately could be interpreted in a dirty fashion? PERHAPS I'M TELLING YOU SOMETHING. Hahahahaha.

SO COOL, right!? *jitterbugs you*
Jun. 4th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Yippeee. How cool is *that*? (Only about half as cool as you, I'd say.)
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Now we'll have official oak leaves of GOLD on our DVD box instead of:

"I loved it. My grandson calls me every day. Have you seen my cat?"
~The Director's Nana

Jun. 4th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
Congrats darling!
I guess those pain in the ass false nails were worth it now right?!
Plus...I bet Nick dragged you behind the trailers between takes and made you scratch his back like a madwoman!
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, I relish the memory of those 3 inch nails with Playboy Bunny appliques... *sniff* Wait, I've just remembered how I couldn't dress myself for three days. I take that back. :D

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Jun. 4th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)

WHoo Hoo!!!!!! Congrats to you AND the film!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

*Throws confetti and toodles party horn*
Jun. 4th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's very exciting. :D
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Woot! Now that your internationally known, you should become known to rock the microphone. Then you'll be on step ahead of Rob Base.

Congrats again, funny is hard.
Jun. 4th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you and AHAHAHAHA.

Because I get stupid I mean outrageous, stay away from me, if you're contagious. Cuz I'm the winner no I'm not the loser, to be an mc is what I choose (uh)

Because: it takes two to make the thing go ri-hight! It takes two to make it outta site!

*grabs ankle, pumps leg back and forth*
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Jun. 4th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)

Wow, I guess they really like the sleaze over there. LOL

Jun. 4th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, but of course! Is nice!

Thank you!
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Hee! That is awesome. Congratulations!
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
It is totally awesome! And thank you very much. :D
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Jun. 4th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Anne! It's very happy-making (and kind of odd. It's just... people in another country with another language laughed very hard at our very Texan Trash characters, and it's SO FUNNY!)

Yayayayayay!!! <3
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
You are a STAR! Congratulations.
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Bloated pulsing gas, that's me!! :D

Thank you!
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