It’s been one hell of a year. Michelle and I celebrated one year of blogging, attended our first New York Fashion Week, launched 52 Thursdays Consulting and attended our first Film Premier. And while we have had many great accomplishments this year there is no way we would be where we are with out our husbands. They are our photographers, our cheerleaders, our editors, they really help keep this whole thing going and we are so thankful to them for putting up with us!
And while we have had an amazing year, I couldn’t let my husband’s even better year go un-noticed. While building an incredibly successful political media firm over the past 4 years and producing numerous award winning tv commercials, during the busiest time of his career he wrote a screen play that was produced into a short film called, ‘Ignition’.
Casey’s short film ‘Ignition’, won the Volvo Cars-sponsored film contest that opened up the Jalopnik Film Festival held in NYC on November 5th and 6th. Volvo funded the project and our good friends at 8112 Studios did a beautiful job bringing life to Casey’s script. The film tells a story about a grandfather and his grandson repairing their relationship and an old car at the same time. This film isn’t just for the car fanatics out there, it has been getting great reviews with just about everyone because of the easily relatable characters. Watch below (13 minutes).
“See, we all love cars, but I think for many of us our connection to them goes far beyond the paint job, through the steel and the leather and gets to a deeper place inside us, a place where the left and right brain meet somewhere between the science of the engine, the beauty of a curved fender and the intangible that is our experience with them.” – Casey Phillips
It was such an incredible experience to see my husbands first film on the big screen thanks to 8112 Studios and new friends at Gawker and Volvo. Words cannot express how proud I am to see all that he has accomplished over this past year, he is such an inspiration and is living proof that you can make a career out of what you love. Cheers to you babe!