I learned recently that SHINE: The Entrepreneur’s Journey, the short documentary about entrepreneurship that I made with Ben Medina, didn’t make the cut to screen at SIFF this year. But SIFF came up with a great consolation prize: an invitation to purchase a heavily discounted Seattle filmmaker pass, which for 75 bucks provides local filmmakers access to all press screenings, as well as some other benefits like a full year of SIFF membership. I’m a big believer that watching as many great films as possible is the best foundation for making great films, so I’m thrilled to have this outstanding opportunity. I picked up my pass this morning, and will hit my first press screening tomorrow morning. I’ll be posting about my favorite films here. Thanks SIFF!