Speaking of short films, no sooner had I returned to school from the Stewart set then my mom received an email from director Chris Rodriguez - I had worked with him over two years ago on my first movie, also a short film, called “Early Learnings”. Chris had been very busy but the film was finally going to have a premiere that week in New York!
Of course I had to go and see the film, which was showing the Anthology Film Archives' New Filmmakers Series in the city. The best part was that I was also able to see all of the kids I had worked with on the film (except for my friend Colin, who couldn't make it), and of course, Chris, and I got a cool surprise, my actor friend Jaden also came to the premiere! That was the very best surprise, I have known Jaden for a long time and although we don’t get to see each other very often, it’s always awesome when we do!