Monday, August 16, 2010

'Ewe and Me' Makes L.A. Premiere at Feel Good Film Festival

Animated short film "Ewe and Me," by Lauren Flores

Last year, my friend Terry Flores screened an animated film for me that her daughter, Lauren Flores, had created while still in high school -- "Ewe and Me," an adorable story of a lonely sheep that finds an unlikely friend.

It was such a touching film that I asked (*cough* begged *cough*) Terry if there was any way I could show a copy to CC. Terry made me a DVD of the 2-minute movie, and once I showed it to CC, she was hooked. We watched it over and over and over again, and each time CC asked about the sheep and its friend.

Fast-forward to this past weekend, when "Ewe and Me" made its Los Angeles premiere at the Feel Good Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. (The film also screened at the Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival in January.)

"Ewe and Me" appeared in the student film section of the Feel Good Film Festival, which spotlights movies that, according to its mission statement, "encourages the development, production, and distribution of short or feature length films with positive themes, happy endings, that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world."

I talked with Lauren before the screening, and she was so gracious about CC's fandom, saying it touched her heart -- which made this mom feel really good. (High-five, festival.)

Seeing the film on the big screen at the Egyptian was a true pleasure -- it was also an appropriate venue for such a great accomplishment.

Nice job, Lauren! Look forward to seeing more from you!

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