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The Long Game

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

By Sonja O'Hara

In 2016, when I first came to ITVFest I had very realistic expectations. After playing my hour-long pilot DOOMSDAY (watch on Amazon Prime) at other webfests, I honestly just hoped that people would actually attend my screening. But it was my week in Vermont that ultimately caused a chain of events that would alter the rest of my life.

On the penultimate night of the fest, I got an email from festival head, Philip Gilpin.

“HBO wants to meet you," he said.

“When?” I gasped.