From there I had to rush to a seven o’clock meeting with a small UK sales agent who had some great advice for me with Pissheads. He isn’t going to take the film on - BUT - gave me a rough idea of the value of the international rights, which was higher than I had estimated and therefore a most pleasant surprise. I didn’t think he would be into Pissheads (he’s mainly a horror guy) but I felt it was worth a punt as he also “likes” interesting low budget stuff - and I reckon Pissheads fits into that category! Getting into the meeting was a nightmare though as the Marche was officially closed and the security guards wouldn’t let me in! I did blag my way in to use the bathroom, but there were barriers all over the shop. Eventually my sales agent fella came out to escort me in - c’est la vie I s’pose.
I left the meeting with a spring in my step and headed to a party at the UK Pavilion where I bumped into the wonderful James Collie from November Films who made “Beyond Biba”... he is a real cheerleader for Pissheads and more importantly, a real innovator in the UK - in terms of self distribution. He reckons my budgeted “marketing and fulfillment” pot is too large (which again is good news as that means if I spend less I have less to recoup before we hit profit!)
From there I hobbled back up the Croisette to the Stealth Media party where I met the legend that is Michael Cowan as well as a couple of his really helpful staff... By the time Dawn and I left there and then walked all the way back to our apartment - I couldn’t face another night on the tiles and so had an “early” night.
Anyway, gotta go now, it’s Beer O’clock!