Monday, February 27, 2012

My Not So Oscar, Oscar Moment

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No it wasn’t the Oscars. And the most common fashion trend of the evening was jeans paired with flip flops, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I treated this night like it was my Oscar moment.
     One week ago I found out a short film I made called Glimpses was selected to show in the San Diego Surf Ladies first annual short film festival called Board Shorts (cute name, right?). I was thrilled, to say the least, and began preparing what I would wear with your help. As you can see I went with dress #2 since it turned out to be a brisk evening and I could wear tights with it. I really appreciated all of your input! If I had given an acceptance speech I would have thanked all of you.
     You've probably been in a similar situation at some point in your life, maybe it was a spelling bee, a dance recital or a sports performance. So you know what I mean when I say my heart was in my throat, my hands were quivering and my ears were deaf to every sound around except the beat of my heart. You know all of these things, perhaps you even know me in small ways. You know I quit my job to follow my heart; to dream and create things like this film. I actually made this short during the first month I was unemployed and to see it on the screen made me feel like all I had done and worked for, had purpose.
     It might sound cliché, but I don’t care, because it’s true. As I was sitting there watching one of my dreams come true, I felt God, I felt my family, and I felt every bit of who I was. 
San Diego Surf Ladies President Michelle Ocampo started the night off right
My friend Christine is an amazing artist!
She makes handplanes for body surfing, like the one shown here, and many other unique creations. Check her out here
With one of my biggest fans
There was a Q&A session after the films showed. Note to self: work on posture 
Blurry shot of Mom, Kevin, Dad and Me

Here's the video in case you haven't seen it.


12 comments:

  1. You are amazing!! :) I want to watch the movie, where can I find it?

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  2. Hey Tammy, thanks!
    You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SyOq-O4LQ_8

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  3. That is so awesome, Devon! Great pictures too. I'm going to check it out of the YouTube link you listed above. And of course, love the dress!

    Congratulations!

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  4. how amazing and awesome!! congrats on your big,well-deserved night!!

    super cute outift :)

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  5. Amazing Devon! And definitely well deserved! - The photo of your Dad & Mom is great! Your Dad is totally rocking that style and your Mom is beautiful as ever!

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  6. Oh My word - congrats! You will def. have to post/share the short film - I would love to see it! And Love it you are following your dreams:)

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  7. I just watched your film. It's beautiful :) And especially lovely since I was just there!

    Keep following your dream.

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  8. congratulations!!!!

    that is so cool. you are amazing and so inspiring. and you'll achieve many many many more

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  9. Thank you all! I seriously appreciate your support and kind words.

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  10. Congratulations Devon! You look really pretty in tjat dress, good choise :)

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