Laundromat writer/director Edward Gunawan e-mailed me this morning to say, "I am very proud to announce that Laundromat is your first IMDb credit!" Who would've thought my IMDb cherry would've been popped with an acting credit? WHAT?! Living in L.A. is CRAZY!
The film, incidentally, will be part of a shorts program (yikes!) at Outfest on July 12, 2008, in L.A. I'll be there, in case you want to watch me cringe at my own performance. I mean, people have come up to tell me how great I am and everything, and they're genuine about it, but I don't know. I watch the other actors and they seem so natural and understated, and I have never been known for understatement in any aspect of my life. Well, it is what it is.
My first IMDb credit really should've been Mulholland Drive Support Group. That short made a big online splash some years ago, long before this thing called YouTube—raking in tons of views (relatively, for 2002), front-page promotion on IFILM (now Spike), rave reviews online, long discussion threads, and personal e-mails from people in like Argentina and France. It was NUTS, especially for that time. But IMDb never logged it.
For the 11 people who haven't seen it yet, here it is in its entirety (it's brilliant, but only really brilliant if you've seen David Lynch's Mulholland Drive):