Sundance Filmmaker Blog: Ry Russo-Young, You Wont Miss Me


Today was my last full day in Park City and it was once again a long, jam-packed day. I saw two films, Humpday and Sin Nombre; they were both great in totally different ways. The performances in Humpday were exceptionally funny and Sin Nombre reminded me of one of my favorite films, Days of Heaven. The sky was beautiful in the late afternoon as the sun set behind the giant ski slopes. While I talked to my friend (and co-editor of You Wont Miss Me) Gil Kofman on the phone in a parking lot at 5:15 p.m., I was at last able to appreciate the quiet magnificence of twilight at a high altitude.

Later that night we all went to a really fun party to celebrate New York State Film Commission; finally there was a dance party! The DJ did an amazing job (getting a bunch of film people to dance isn’t easy). He spun everything from Michael Jackson to MGMT with a little bit of Diana Ross mixed in. It was really fun to let go and dance my ass off on my last night in town.

There have been so many great people I’ve met here over the last week and old friends that I’ve run into that it’s hard to get them all in, but one special guy I saw today was Kent Osborne. Clever and sweet as always, Kent never fails to make me laugh; he’s like a big kid from a comic book.