It’s always entertaining to go back and read all the posts I’ve made up ’til now. Actually, it’s kind of frustrating. Well… frustrating and entertaining. And inspiring. This whole idea went from nothing to something pretty quickly, and though it’s been about 3 years I’ve been working on it, I’ve accomplished quite a bit.
Just today I got permission from Sub Pop records to use a song by TAD for the fundraising trailer (which I think can realistically be finished within 6 months– really! I know I said that same thing more than a year ago, but… really!), and I had a nice back-and-forth email exchange with Mark Burgess of The Chameleons, who I think is not only brilliant, but a genuinely nice guy.
About a year ago (seems like yesterday), Cheryl and I took our honeymoon through the Southwest, and I was able to get an interview with an amazing Lakota man who runs sweatlodges, and is working towards a degree in social work, with a special emphasis juxtaposing Western and Native healing methods. Honestly just an astounding time.
Beyond that, I reconnected with my friend Tim, and we got some good footage down at Western State Hospital… well… we got some shots across the street, since you can’t film on campus. I also had an amazing interview with my friend Erin, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. I didn’t know much about it, but she filled me in on a lot, and shared some touching personal stories. I’m pretty sure she is a genius, like literally, and she’s really funny. Pretty much I just have to get interviews with my mom and dad, Cheryl, my daughter, and some person-on-the-street type stuff, and then a few location shots, and I should have what I need for a kickass trailer.
Anyhow, onward and upward.