Filmmaker Andrew Hunt and actor Jermaine Clement

Filmmaker Andrew Hunt and actor Jermaine Clement

My wife Joy and I attended the 2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards as a result of my film "The Love Game" winning the nationwide Bflix competition. It was a fun night. Bloomingdale's put us up in the Casa Del Mar on the beach at Santa Monica, which was awesome, and added to the whole experience. As they say: location, location, location!

The event itself was great. It started with a walk down the red carpet, which oddly enough is blue at the Indie Spirit awards, followed by cocktails, then a dinner and finally the awards. During the cocktails I met and talked with Leonard Maltin who was fascinating to chat with and then the highlight for me: meeting with Jermain Clement from "Flight of the Conchords". I said to him, "thanks for putting NZ on the map" to which he replied, "not everyone thinks so, a lot of people complain that we made fun of NZ". He was very "down to earth" to chat with and it was just great meeting another Kiwi at the event.

Eddie Izzard was a brilliant host although I'm not sure the American audience got all his jokes, but we were killing ourselves laughing! After it finished we went on to the after party which was OK but we were tired and had to get back to Elias who was being brilliantly looked after by our good friend Sunu. Thanks Sunu!

It's Sunday and we're about to head off for breakfast and then a walk along Santa Monica pier. So enjoying the weather and the break from the New York cold and snow!

You can check out some photos from the event below: