I Finally Get To Meet 12 Monkeys and Brazil Director Terry Gilliam! Autographs and More!

I know a lot of people out there only love trying to meet the actors, however I say this time and time again, and it’s the directors who really craft a film. When you have a great director behind the lens it makes so much difference in the final film. It’s their baby honestly. There are some directors I just love, such as David Fincher, Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Baz Luhrmann, and the subject of this post Mr. Terry Gilliam.

I basically grew up with Time Bandits; it was on constantly I fell in love with the combination of imagery and storytelling. When I was older I was able to appreciate Brazil, The Fisher King and especially 12 Monkeys. Mr. Gilliam was doing a rare appearance and a Q and A at a screening of Brazil and I just had to head down there to check it out!

6:45 p.m. – The screening starts at 7:30 and I just arrived. The line is almost around the corner. If I would have heard this was happening sooner I would have bought a ticket. Ah well… I tend to find out about things last minute… What can you do right?

6:55 p.m. – There are about 5 or six other people here waiting for Terry. I have my 12 Monkeys mini poster and my Time Bandits DVD with me.

Terry Gilliam rare marquee at the aero theatre promoting a live q and a of brazil in santa monica ca

7:02 p.m. – It’s a beautiful night and there’s not a lot of “chaos collectors” here… lol… I just thought of that and I like it.

7:08 p.m. – When I told people who I was going out for today, I got a lot of… “Who?” and “Uhhhhhh…” lol… Honestly, Terry Gilliam is a true visionary. He follows his passion his heart and while he may be hit and miss sometimes, he’s always so frakkin interesting. 12 Monkeys is such an amazing movie, Brazil… Is just awesome… And I thought The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was pretty damn good considering Heath Ledger passed away in the middle of shooting it.

7:15 p.m. – You just never know when to arrive at these things. I’m learning earlier is better…

7:22 p.m. – Scotty is out and about tonight as well… I think the whole MTF crew is at something different. Except Pinky who is with her dog… LOL…

7:29 p.m. – It’s so funny, everyone going to the movie is smiling and so excited… I love their energy!

7:35 p.m. – Oh, there he is, the man himself… A few of us wait and Terry is everything you would expect him to be in person, larger than life, full of personality… I mean the coolest guy ever!

brazil director terry gilliam signing autographs for fans at a screening in santa monica 12 monkeys time bandits

Terry signed my 12 Monkeys mini poster and then my Time Bandits DVD… I then had a minute to tell Terry how I grew up with Time Bandits and how much I love it.

brazil director terry gilliam signing autographs for fans at a screening in santa monica 12 monkeys time banditsbrazil director terry gilliam signing autographs for fans at a screening in santa monica 12 monkeys time bandits

Terry said, “How can that be, I haven’t grown up yet!” and then I Pinky – ied out lol… and I know it was sincere but I just was like, “this means so much to me… and… I stopped myself before I made a fool of myself but I still babbled a little lol… Then I was able to get a photo with Terry Gilliam as well!

Mike The Fanboy taking a fan photo with terry gilliam director of 12 monkeys brazil time bandits

Overall, it was such an amazing night. It was simple low key and stellar. Terry Gilliam has the best energy. He even was posing for the photographers for the theatre under the marquee!

brazil director terry gilliam signing autographs for fans at a screening in santa monica 12 monkeys time banditsbrazil director terry gilliam signing autographs for fans at a screening in santa monica 12 monkeys time bandits

I’m still stoked! YAY!

Until next time kids…

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