Well, here it is. The news that blew our minds.
APRICOT WAS ONE OF TEN PROJECTS SELECTED BY SCREEN NSW TO RECEIVE FUNDING AS PART OF ITS SEED REGIONAL INITIATIVE! YIPPEEE!!
It was 1130pm. I had just returned from Carmines in Times Square and had a gut full of spaghetti and meatballs and bread and tiramisu to contend with. I was in the elevator on the way up to my Lower East Side hotel and I get a message from my producer Gia that read:
'You need to call me urgently good news.'
So, I did.
And she told me the news and my brain went a little fuzzy maybe from the carb and sugar overload but more so from the fact the OH MY GOD OUR STORY HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE GOVERNMENT. WAAAAATTTTT!!?!!
I took a breath, calmed down, and like the dramatic actress that I am, stared out of the hotel windows and onto the NYC skyline and just felt very very very blessed.
I knew that this funding and the exposure it would bring would change the trajectory of this project.
And this made me very very happy.
Oh, and as part of the funding, our film will be screened on ABC iview. No biggie.