Here's our recap video:
|NAME FAIL! My name was spelt wrong but hey...I had a badge!|
The first day we arrived, myself and Matt came armed with lovingly hand printed merchandise and audio equipment (Adam was due to arrive later with camera equipment and our shiny new promotional postcards!). When we arrived at our table, we said hello to our table neighbours (Hi, Flitter Films!) and began the arduous task of promoting ourselves to the endless stream of people who walked by our stand. It wasn't long before we found our first customer, a lovely chap named Jay who purchased all 4 of our Unlocked badges!
|Matt and me soaking up the atmosphere at our table in the VidFest area!|
|Shout out to the guys who make Small Spartans! I will be writing a post about them soon!|
|Yup...it's like we're famous or something!|
|Someone shut these guys up... (L-R: Matt, Adam, me)|
I was hoping to be asked lots of questions about writing, influences, directing etc. however it turned out people only really wanted to ask what the difficulties were in the industry as a woman....*sigh* - I managed to talk about equality though, I gave advice to other writers by suggesting they write their characters without a gender then assign those last or during the audition process. Which is something I like to do, unless I've written a part specifically for someone of course. Ms. Hayes made a great point that we all agreed with, "I think it's panels like this that are part of the problem".
Which, is sad but true. We need more panels and exposure for female writers, artists, directors etc. yet panels made up entirely of women reinforce the idea that we're separate entities from men and should be treated differently and kept separated. Regardless, it was an honour to be asked on the panel in the first place and to be in such esteemed company! I fully intend to do write-ups about all the awesome creators we met and their projects (Flitter Films, The Paradox Series, Cops And Monsters, Chronicles Of Syntax, Future Duck, 3Some...so many more!) but something else awesome happened a week after MCM for Cheesemint. We were nominated for a Limelight Award and attended a fancy awards ceremony...so more on that very soon!