Savannah Film Festival Opening
Yesterday was the first day of the Savannah Film Festival, and it was CRAZY! As the eager beaver that I am, I got up at 6am, got ready and headed over to the Trustee Theater. My actual shift was to be a runner and that shift didn't start until 1:45pm, but I got there at 8am and started helping out wherever I could. The day before I had worked the set up shift, and I helped clean the theater, stuff goody bags, restock the concessions, and helped deliver some of the goody bags to the VIPs. The best part though was getting to speak to all of the amazing interns and staff members who worked for the festival because each one loved the job that they had, and I could understand why. Even though getting the festival set up and making sure everything is running smoothly is stressful, it is worth every nail biting second in the end when you see how fantastic it really is. So back to yesterday.
I got there at 8am and helped set up the check-in desk at Marshall House (which is gorgeous), next I helped to redirect and explain to people where the first showings of the day were and suggested which movies to see and just answered general questions, and for the rest of the day I truly lived up to my original shift position as a runner, because I was constantly going back and forth between the Trustee and Marshall House as the big opening sidewalk party was about to start. The party was fantastic, everyone was dressed up, and they had different performers (jugglers contortionists, etc.). I also was able to see the Suffragette which was a fantastic film and I was inspired by the work that Director Sarah Gavron and Producer Alison Owen had put in to this inspiring film. I also was able to see the Suffragette which was a fantastic film and I was inspired by the work that Director Sarah Gavron and Producer Alison Owen had put in to this inspiring film.