Posted by: michellemuldoon | August 27, 2012

A Rendezvous Screens and Wins

Last week was marked by the World and Canadian Premieres for A Rendezvous. The latest short film from Paisley Media screened at both the Action on Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, California, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.  And guess what, we even walked away with an award.

It was a wonderful experience screening in front of long-time friends at the AOF Festival. As I’ve mentioned multiple times, the AOF Festival has nurtured and supported me along this journey, and I couldn’t imagine screening anywhere else. My thanks go out to Festival Owner, Del Weston, for another wonderful week in Southern California.

This was my first time screening at VQFF, and it was an amazing experience. The screening block was packed; with an infectiously festive sense about it. Joining me at the Rio Theatre in East Vancouver were Director of Photography, Thomas Billingsley, Associate Producer/Script Supervisor, Melva McLean, and Composer, The Land of Deborah. We were blessed to have our most vocal supporter, and Muse Artist Management owner, Kim Barsanti, in attendance, as well.

The VQFF screening produced audible gasps at the ending, followed by an electric silence, before clapping slowly built. Thomas turned to me and said, “That’s the response you want to see.” I have to admit, it was quite exciting. My thanks go out to Amber Dawn, the Programming Director at VQFF.   Amber is moving on to work on her second novel, and it’s a real loss for the festival. You couldn’t meet a person more dedicated to filmmakers. She has been a real pleasure to work with.

While I returned home for the Vancouver premiere of A Rendezvous, Associate Producer Joan Macbeth remained in Monrovia to attend the AOF Black Tie Awards Banquet. A Rendezvous was nominated for two awards. While another deserving film won the Best Visual Effects – Short Film category, A Rendezvous was awarded Best Produced Screenplay – Short Film. The award was a wonderful way to punctuate a great start to the film’s festival run.

My thanks go out to our cast and crew for getting us to this point. It takes a great team collaborating with an open heart and unwavering commitment to get a film of any length to this stage. It’s a true team effort. And that’s the joy of filmmaking.


  1. Wow. I’m behind on your news. So well deserved!

    • Thanks so much! Hopefully, one day the film will screen near you and we’ll get to visit. Great to hear from you.


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