And it was amazing! I got a special pass too, it let me in everywhere. But we were too busy enjoying the free drinks in the Short Film Corner to remember that there was a Pirates of the Carribean premiere on. We were in the building behind all these famous people, we could see all the crazy fans pressed up against the glass, (and saw the tiniest glimpse of Johnny Depp walking through inside.)
We met up withMarc Price first, he tried to help us get accredited as part of his production company, but in the end we got passes in our own right.
The amount of money that is in Cannes at the moment is scary, walking past all the yachts that are the size of three houses, and seeing all the private jets at the airport.
Dawn was out there too, trying to get some of that money, she's pitching the promo trailer we made, and is out there for another couple of weeks. So good luck to her!
On the evening, everyone heads to Le Petit Majestic, which is on a closed off street where all the cafes and bars put out chairs and tables. After chatting to Dawn and her friend, Marc Price texted that we should come along to the Optimum Party at The Grand (one of the biggest hotels in Cannes), and we got in! Free beer and inflatable sofas everywhere, along with actors from Marc's films.
When me, Dawn, Mat and John Noble were leaving Le Petit Majestic, we heard our names being shouted, and turned around to find Bill Fellows and Nick Rountree (writer of The Tournament) waving at us. They were only in Cannes for a couple of days too, so it shows we picked the right weekend to go!
We met back up with them after leaving the party to say goodbye, and met more of Bill and Nick's friends, one who was a huge fan of "The Jump", the 4hour challenge film, and another who was also a writer of the Tournament.
If we had stayed longer, we might have ran into my agent, Sam Claypole, as she had flown out to Nice that day.
On the beach infront of the Pavillions, every country had it's own. Tilda Swinton was doing a talk in the UK one.