Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I really feel for the people who travel a lot. It’s not something I would enjoy doing unless I am in business class or first class all the time. Those buggers have it very comfy there. haha
Now we are in Cannes.
So what’s the latest update?
After 23 and a half hours flying and another 5-6 hours running around the airports I arrived in Cannes this morning, 15th of May 2012 around 9:08am.
From Nice I took a bus which dropped us off right in the middle of Cannes. That was good. It cost me 26 Euro from Nice and return, so two way 26 Euro for the bus.
Then I took a cab from Cannes to the hotel where I booked accommodation. The hotel is only 4km from the festival, but I was buggered and couldn’t be bothered to walk to the hotel with the luggage.
Well, I did take a walk later. It’s worth walking along the beach and stopping at all the shops. If I had money would spend a bit on souvenirs.. haha
Earlier that day I had some funny feeling that something always goes wrong. I don’t know if I’m jinxed but when I arrived at the hotel and handed over my confirmation of the booking for the room, the receptionist went out the back. It took her quite a few minutes to come back out.
I waited and waited and then I thought; please let me be wrong and nothing is wrong with the booking. The lady came out and said. “Well, when we tried to charge your account the transaction didn’t go through and so the booking was cancelled. But since you are here, and if you can pay the full amount, then we have a free room and you will be ok”.
I knew my account was fine so it must have been some error when they tried to charge my account, so I paid the full amount, which was close to 1,200 Euros for the whole duration of the festival. That was like a huge, huge, weight off my shoulders and I felt so thankful that things worked out anyway.
To be honest that made me so happy. Now it’s around 10:30am and I just almost had an heart attack with the accommodation which got solved and now I am starving, but decided to unpack and have a shower and then hit some french place and have a feed. Then I would go get my badge and a bag full of info for the festival etc.
By 5pm I managed to get it all sorted and now I can get into editing the final bits of my 45sec showreel for Le Pitch on Wed 23rd of May 9:45am. I will prepare 3 projects that I am happy to pitch and will decide in the morning which one will be the lucky one.
Also have to do final prep for all promo material for the few projects we want to get some attention from film professionals.
It was a busy pre-opening arrival day in Cannes and I can feel my eyes are closing slowly. I must be running on adrenaline the last few hours. A good dinner and early departure to bed is in order today.
Tonight I will try to get some invites to more workshops and events so I can mingle with more people and see what we can can work on in the future with some of them.
Will be back soon.