journeyPod was live and on the Red Carpet at the 10th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The Opening Night Film, “Lymelife,” featured Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessey, Rory Caulkin and Kieran Caulkin.

On the Red Carpet, we chatted with filmmakers (who in many cases are the writers, directors, and producers), and actors and actresses.

journeyPod experienced first-class service at the festival’s host hotel, The Island Hotel. In between films, we managed to squeeze in some time at the spa with their two-hour Island Boreh Remedy. Chef Bill Bracken took care of our growling stomach with a fabulous dinner tasting. Be sure to read the Chef’s Corner with Chef Bill! After dinner, we experienced award -winning performer Jimmy Hopper. Check out his amazing voice in this podcast show.

If you’re visiting the festival and want more of a “beach feel”, journeyPod suggests you stay at The Balboa Inn---but be sure too request a “newer” room.