"The Usual" is the directorial debut of Dawn Higginbotham, who is also one of only two women represented in the category.
Quick who departed for the world's most prestigious film festival Saturday, in tow with other cast and crew of the short film "The Usual," in which she has a supporting role instead chose to focus on the festival's other side: the opportunity to bask in the reflective light of the industry's artists and true luminaries.
Dustin Quick, a La Vista native, a 1995 graduate of Papillion La Vista High School, an actress and model living and working in Hollywood, and an Nike Air Vapormax Mens infinite stower of unflappable Cornhusker buoyancy, isn't worried about that in the least.
"We all know it can be a chilly place," Quick said with a laugh Friday as she was in the midst of prepping for what will be a week long stay in the French resort city that has become synonymous with movie glory. "What you want to find are some ins. We're there to be able to meet people, Nike Air More Uptempo Qs
'Cannes' do attitude
The film for which Quick has been tapped to attend the festival, "The Usual," is one of only two American entries appearing in the Emerging Filmmaker Short Films category, which has tapped for screening just seven films out of thousands of entries.
to talk to them, to talk about passions and what people are working on. It's a competition, yeah, but more important than winning is just this chance to be in the marketplace of ideas with people who write scripts, have projects and are there to learn, too."
In just eight minutes, the film tells a touching and enlightening tale of having and having not on the eve of the Great Depression. Quick's character is a homeless woman who gives strength and courage to her husband as he attempts to seek out work.
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honor just to be recognized and nominated. There is that once in a lifetime feel to it right now, but there's also this idea that maybe we'll get back there."
was eager to add she sees no reason why she, Higginbotham or any other member of "The Usual" cast couldn't come back.
"It really looks at the good and ugly sides of human nature," Quick said. "She's really helped me along in my career. I think you get a group of people together in film and they form a clique, or become your tribe. So when something like this happens, it's exciting. Her first time helming a film and it's winning awards left and right, and we're going to Cannes."
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