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Yes! I just got back from SXSW where I was promoting a film I'm producer/graphic designer/actor for called Phillip the Fossil by my boy writer/director Garth Donovan. We were extremely lucky to have been selected into the narrative competition along with 7 other great films. And to top it off our lead actor Brian Hasenfus won the special jury prize for best performance. It's really just amazing, we were a micro budgeted project of all local guys hoping to make a movie to impress our friends and never expected to reach this level. You can catch us coming up at some more festivals later in the spring, keep checking the site for details as the announcements come rolling in.
I'm also in the process of developing an artist coalition based out of Caracas Venezuela with my good friend Pablo Baraybar called El Flying Monkey--more to come on that in the coming months.
Any advice for aspiring designers?
I know it sounds like corn-ball guidance counselor b.s. but there really is no job too small. Coming out of school I did a lot of really low paying gigs, freebies and trades. And you'll learn from your experiences, because people will cheat & low ball you when you're green--but just keep at it with your nose to the grindstone and eventually it will start to pay off.
Any shout outs?
Any and everyone who bought Leia the Riveter, you absolutely overwhelmed me. Thank You! I hopped on a plane to venezuela for 3 weeks the day that went on sale, I had the chance to peak at the numbers and order myself a couple in the morning. And when I got back my email box was flooded with inquiries and praise for that shirt...if you got lost in the shuffle I apologize!