As mentioned earlier here, The Filmmakers' Alliance in LA were kind enough to bestow upon me their Vision Award on August 19th. As this had only gone to directors before, I was pretty pleased. As it came from true indie filmmakers, I was thrilled. Alan Ball was kind enough to present the award to me.
By the way, Alan did give my wife his jacket. Man, was it cold in there!
Also btw, the speech I reference from last year is this.
And if you are still here, please watch part two, where I give my mantra for the future: