Last year I flew out to Cambridge Bay in the very North of Canada's Nunavut for research. I endured -35 degrees (this is when your moustache freezes up in 20 seconds and your iPhone turns off after a minute) and enjoyed the warm welcome of Sarah Olayok Jancke and Ipeelie Ootova into their Arctic lives. I was there for another round of preparations for a new script called In Alaska.
And today some wonderful news came in from the festival of festivals, where it's always warm: Cannes. That our script has been selected to be part of the festival's l'Atelier. It's such a crazy showcase. With crazy statistics. Out of the 198 projects they selected, 184 were made or are in pre-production. So a big step for In Alaska and me and my longtime partners in crime Marc Bary & Steven Rubinstein. If all goes well, we'll be suffering much more cold and hardships before long!