Just like Sheila E., Devi wants to live the glamorous life. She’s not quite there yet. In the meantime, here’s where she’s at…

Gondoliers in Venus: Cannes 2010 – DAY 3

May 14th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

juan of the dead 2 smQuite the education we’re getting already.  I’m so glad to be here on a no-stakes basis.  It’s been interesting chatting up some of the sales agents and other filmmakers. What a luxury to be here with a film that cost so very little to make.  So many folks are seriously losing money.  It’s almost sad seeing the endless posters of movies (surprisingly many with big name stars and clearly sizable budgets) that will be lucky to be noticed at all amid the endless titles.  It’s heartbreaking really.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cannes Indie Fest Kick-Off: DAY 2

May 13th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

seafood bbq smTalk about the perfect cure for jet-lag… we had the most decadent multi-hour BBQ feast on one of the multi verandas overlooking the gorgeous view behind us last night.  We sampled more crustaceans and types of cheese than I’ve likely consumed in the last 3 years combined with lovely red wine and chocolate to follow.  Discussion went late into the night and I can already tell it’s going to be painful to leave this wonderful haven. Read the rest of this entry »

Arriving in Cannes 2010

May 13th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

sarahjThe adventure has begun.  The ash cloud resulted in a 6-hour delay in NYC, but we hung in the V.I.P. room (open bar and free cheese and hummus!), so it wasn’t exactly a hardship.  It was quite the interesting crowd, most of them clearly headed to Cannes as well – we heard fun snippets of conversation like, “Well the director and Sarah Jessica will be there, but of course Roman can’t come.” Read the rest of this entry »

Slammed and Damned Gets Into Our Shorts!

May 12th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

slammeddamned1-150x150We love Slammed & Damned!  Updates on life in Cannes 2010 are forthcoming (this place so ROCKS!), but in the meantime, nothing makes this filmmaker happier than a reviewer who really sees the films we have attempted to make.  Thanks to Theron Neel who’s just written one of the nicest pieces on our work I’ve ever read.   Read his insightful, critical and socio-cultural perspective of Teenage Bikini Vampire up through Death in Charge HERE.  You rock, Theron!

In other fun news, Death in Charge just got into festival 86 and we can soon share some exciting news about its new life, and I Spit on Eli will be screened at the super cool Tri-City Independent Fan Film Festival in Seattle.

Cannes, Finding Jesus and the Wisdom of Isabella Rosselini

May 10th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

imagesThanks to friend Todd Livingston for recommending Roger Eberts Notebook on Cannes.  I can’t imagine a better way to prepare for the adventure ahead.  Thanks, too, to Henry Jaglom for his wonderful film Festival in Cannes which set the perfect mood before bed last night.  I’m now back at the Delta VIP lounge at the Detroit Airport, where I first wrote the treatment for trippin, where I’ve begun and completed so many adventures over the past 6 years, where I’ve grown up in some ways.  peggySo many fond memories in this wonderful place!  If it should come up before I remember to write my living will, I think I’d like some of my ashes scattered here when I pass, perhaps at the tequila bar or the flickering light tunnel (also Peggy Guggenheims home in Venice, West Village in NYC and Cordova, Spain, but I digress…) Read the rest of this entry »