Posts Tagged ‘Dream Cast Contest’

I’ve Never Experienced This Before

September 9, 2011

The fans of Megan McCafferty‘s novel SLOPPY FIRSTS are wowing me. They are incredibly smart, funny, articulate, fun and passionate. I always knew this — heck, I’m one of them — but the outpouring of support, faith, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm they’ve bestowed upon me and the Sloppy Firsts Movie Team is something I’ve never experienced before now. The onslaught of advocacy is due to the “Dream Casting Contest” we launched in celebration of the novel’s 10th Anniversary. The winners won access to the Director’s Video “Bible” we’ve created to communicate my vision for the film. Megan has been encouraging the winners (congrats to Karen G. and the 164 winning commenters!) to post their comments and notes to the exclusive video glimpse into how I see the movie.

The overwhelmingly positive reactions from the fans reminds me of what an honor it is to bring Jessica Darling and her story to the screen. There is great responsibility in this job, but the support from the SF community further ignites my great passion for doing the job with grace and mastery. I may not personally know the thousands of Sloppy fans, but I feel very connected to them and regard them as a community of wise, passionate folks who are by my side, cheering me on. I can’t wait to make a great film for them.

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Enter Our Sloppy Firsts DREAM CAST !

September 1, 2011

SLOPPY FIRSTS celebrated its 10th Anniversary on August 28, 2001. Megan McCafferty, the series’  amazing author, has been commemorating the occasion with contests, giveaways, interviews, etc. The West coast SF team and I wanted in on the fun!

We have been busting bootie to get SLOPPY FIRSTS to the silver screen (I adapted the script last spring and am attached to direct… have been hustling towards this goal for over five years) and wanted to support the series’ triumphant milestone! We teamed up with Megan to launch the Dream Cast for SLOPPY FIRSTS Contest and provided the contest’s prize: a chance to view the exclusive video introduction to the director’s vision (that’s me!) of SLOPPY FIRSTS. It’s like a video Bible/guidebook/mission statement of my approach to the project that I’ve been in love with for years.

HOW TO ENTER: Suggest ONE actress to play Jessica Darling and ONE actor for Marcus Flutie in the comments section of this Facebook post by Megan. If you don’t already, “like” Megan’s page, you’ll have to do that first to gain the ability to engage with the page. Then rally all your friends, family, acquaintances, frenemies, crushes, boyfriends/girlfriends, exes, teachers, neighbors, baristas, mailmen, etc. to “vote” by “liking” your comment. The casting choice that gets the most “LIKES” is THE WINNER.

Do this by 11:59PM EST on Monday, September 5th.

The person who submitted the winning choice and every person who “LIKED” it gets THE SECRET PASSWORD:  a code that (for a limited time) will provide access to a video put together by me and the rest of creative team at the heart of the SLOPPY FIRSTS movie.

OR just go to there and LIKE all your favorite pairings… I know I have!


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