And of course all hell is breaking loose. I have spent the last few hours on the phone to India as inexplicably all my domains are down, and my service provider, right now, can’t explain why. Hopefully, by the time you read this, it will all be back up and running, but if not, there will be a few holes in the blog right now. Like I need it! Doh!
So here is my rough itinerary for the coming week. I fly to LA on Wednesday, arrive Weds afternoon LA time, and then… Thursday at 5.30am local time, the Oscars are announced! Yes, it’s this week.
If you are in the UK, I am reliably informed that it will be Live on BBC News 24 at 1.30pm, in the middle of your lunch break (this Thursday, Jan 22nd) So do tune in for what is guaranteed to be a heart stopper for us all. Whatever the result, the reaction from team Living Spirit will be extreme.
Then in the evening, I will be driving up to Santa Barbara for the opening night ceremony and shenanigans at the SBIFF. Of course there is still so much to do, but I can tell you, right now I am fizzing with possibilities. In the words of Luke Skywalker, ‘right now I feel like I could take on the whole empire myself…’
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author
UPDATE 7.02am – My Internet domain provider has finally accepted that the problem is on their server, and they will be fixing it today, so images on the blog and www.livingspirit.com will be down for even longer. I pointed out that of all weeks for this to happen, this was about the worst!
UPDATE 8.06am – WE ARE BACK BABY! I am relieved the server is back up and running. What a heart stopper. Thank goodness it was during a Sunday and overnight that this happened.