Hostess and Botso
Vicki, Gary, and
Phil Jones and
John Andrew Parks
and Robert Carradine
Joel Diamond and
Buffalo Wild West
Carnie and Luke Perry
lady friend of Luke Perry and David Wittkower,
Producer/Dir. of Challenge of Champions standing
Perry, who played Lane Frost in the movie 8
there to support David and his documentary
Keith Potger and
Chris Madson at Via Vega Winery
Challenge of Champions
Ken Kragen and
of Autism Speaks
Paso Roble High
Singing Hands with Ken Kragen, a
magic moment for a great man...
some things said regarding thePDFF # 2
It was great to meet you and your entire crew.
You have surrounded
yourself with a great bunch of people.
Dan was a great
interviewer. Say hi for me if you see him.
Had fun setting up and streaming your content each day.
The screenings have ben amazing and I
was extremely touched by the children's day and the emotions shown
by folks like Ken Kragen! To be the
first to hear about "We are the world" for next year...Amazing!
Benford, it was an honor to spring
some magic on folks here and there and be part of something that will
soon be well known everywhere. I'm
looking forward to next year already...
love what you did with your website. And so many people I met are
calling. It was a great
opportunity to meet
some really great people. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so
We had so much fun yesterday. Such a nice group of people. Paso is one of my
places in California. Again, we are looking forward to
today. I would love to talk to you
about introducing Lois and see what you think. It would be my privilege.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. Lois and I met so many
I also want to thank you for your support of
Children of the Night and your work to make other
aware of the struggles of kids in this world. Glad to hear your
webcast worked for you.
Had a great time performing at the festival. Benford, you are amazing.
Michael Lewis, Musician
Great job! I enjoyed the PRDFF last year. Thanks for all your hard work. I
was made aware of this
event by my friend, Gary Conway (Carmody McKnight
Winery) and attended the panel he had last
year. Benford Stanley was there
too. He was very kind and informative.
I love it here in Paso and
its people like you who make this an even better
place to live!
Let me know in the future if you
need volunteer help. If I'm available I'll
Michael Coen Paso Robles, CA
It was quite heartening to see a "State and Fate of
Children Forum" featured at this year's Paso Digital
Festival. I was impressed by the many participants who clearly have
dedicated themselves to
more hopeful world for children. Honoring such remarkable human beings as
Kragen was a fitting end to the day.
Thank you so much for another
great time at your festival. Kacey and I fell in love with Dan and
Sunny, such great guys. Everyone we met
was so nice to us. I hope everything turned out well with
rest of festival. I know you are probably still
chasing your tail winding up the event, hope you got
to enjoy Turkey Day.
Take care and thanks so much again, you rock!
"Really enjoyed the
Paso Digital Film Festival; so many interesting
people from all walks of life.
This was the second
time I had met Gary Busey and we are actually
meeting next week about
recording a CD with
him. And thank you Ann Dandridge and Benford
Standley for a most
rewarding experience; especially the part of having
my daughter present the
Award to me. This is
something she will remember for the rest of her life
along with the exciting
day at the Festival.
Thank you one and all."
Hi Benford, please let us know how
we can view the concerts. We truly enjoyed every bit of
would like to see it on the
internet. It was fun to meet Keith Potger from Australia
and hear him sing
was wonderful. Our friends who
came from San Diego got to meet Jack Tempchin and found
actually lived there too! Just to
let you know we enjoyed the whole thing. Please keep in
If you do see Keith, please let
him know that we would love him to meet the rest of our
live in the Bay area.
told the kids at Paso Robles High School...
"Every great thing balances at all
times on the razors edge of disaster...
When you are doing something that you
really feel is something that is very special,
and you run into the obstacles, that
you always do, and the bigger the project
the more obstacles and the more
crisis will exists... it is when you push through
those problems, when you don't throw
in the towel and you make it work...
It is easier to do the impossible
than the ordinary...I promise...it is easier to do the
impossible than the ordinary.
You know why?
When you show people that you are
trying something that impossible, then people
want on your side...Hands Across
America was completely impossible, but I was
too naive to believe it, I didn't
know better. I did not know better to think that I
could not get 45 of the top people in
the world together in a room to record a song.
It had never been done before, but I
didn't know better. Sometimes it is better
to not know better, sometimes it is
better to just believe you can do it.
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In the early days there were the
troubadours and the singing minstrels, then came the medicine
Shows to the towns of America...then the
tent Shows, rag operas, tent reps
took entertainment on the road. Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show
begins to roll, and we hear
the music "there's no business like show
business", then vaudeville, Broadway and the flickers...
In 1913, Cecil B. DeMille rents a barn in
Hollywood near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, and
makes the movie "The Squaw Man"...the wireless, the talking machine, and on to TV, and
Buddy Holly in a plane, some music dies,
and Kristofferson and Willie Nelson load up and are...
On The Road Again...while the Internet
streams a Wild West Digital Film Festival to the world,
from an ancient hot springs town that
Jessie James' uncle built here in cowboy wine country...