I recieved two emails a short time apart today; One was to tell me that my script 'High Point' has made the semi-finals of the Stage32 Writers 'Feature Contest' and the other to say my 3 min short 'The Albion Falls' (a test shoot for a feature length project) has been selected for the Sci-Fi Saturday screening at the Fantasmagorical Film Fest as part of Comicon in Louisville, Kentucky (I'm in England so that's quite a far reach. Stage32 has been such an important part of my development as a writer/director over the last couple of years. I have gone from feeling quite isolated and (dare I say it) lonely in those quiet moments between jobs, to feeling like I'm part of a global film-making community. Not only has Stage32 proven to be a great daily source of inspiration and encouragement, it is also an important psychological safety-net. Like the Four Tops said "Reach out, and I'll be there." because one positive message from a peer, anywhere in the world, can make all the difference. As for Fantasmagorical I am absolutely stoked. Unless a mysterious benefactor arrives with a festival fund I probably won't be able to make it across the pond to enjoy my short on the big screen but if there's any Stage 32'ers in the Louisville area then get in touch and I'll send you all the info for the screening. Keep up the good work folks. I hope my day can inspire you a little like you all inspire me a lot. Shane.