Since San Fran is only a 6-7 hour drive from LA, Michael, Alex and myself along with tow of our new friends, Donnie and Sara, went up for the screening of The Disco Exorcist. We arrived just in time for the showing on Saturday. The audience reaction to the film was great – laughs, claps, gasps And I even think I had a fan as there was an extra “whoot” for my name in the opening credits haha! We stayed for a Q&A after the showing and mostly people were completely amazing that this film was made on such a small budget. Of course the questions of unions came up and we also gave out some business cards after.
For the rest of the weekend, we were tourists around San Fran! We went to Zeightgiest – a really awesome bar not too far from the theater (it was here I first learned that I had booked the Nike commercial!) and then back to the hotel afterwards. Since there were 5 of us, we got a suite at the hotel – I could not image if we had not. Even for a suite that room was small! I had forgotten how expensive real estate can be in cities like that. We finished the night by getting dinner and then coming back and playing some card games.
The next day we got a great breakfast at a cafe down the street before doing to an interview about the film for The Phillip Siddiq Show. The interview was great – short and sweet and Phillip were really prepared and excited about the film. I’ll let you know when the interview is out!
The we went to the Golden Gate Bridge for some site seeing and then over to Pier 39 for some dinner before stopping be the theater to introduce the Sunday night showing of the films and taking off and heading back home to LA. Really fun trip with some really good friends!