As you might imagine, there's a lot happening in the network of AYWR alumni. It's hard to keep up most of the time, but there's currently 3 people running crowdfunding... Read more
Hi, everyone. How are things?
Earlier this year, I ran a marathon. It didn't go super well, but I finished (4:23, if you're wondering). I lost 2 toenails and it was a good 3 weeks... Read more
If you follow me on Twitter (or, really anyone for that matter), you've probably heard of the campaign running right now for Jack Marchetti's 4 OF A KIND.... Read more
Things in the air
Been a long time since my last update, as I kind of turned my brain off to all things AYWR for a little bit there.
First, apparently there's... Read more
The Final Day
This is the update where I'm supposed to get all teary-eyed and profound. Or, where I wow you with "One More Thing...". But I don't have any of that right... Read more
Last month, I was in Purchase, NY on the set of Shane Sheehy's AW, NUTS!, which if you remember was actually the town of the first project, Mattson Tomlin's DREAM... Read more
That other thing...
Depending on how much of your time to spend on ye olde internet, you may have gotten wind of some Thankgiving AYWR campaign floating around Kickstarter. It's a real thing,... Read more
A Year Without Rent: Europe
I've often joked that A Year Without Rent would turn into A Year Without Rent 2: Europe. Well...that happened sooner rather than later.
I've been in the UK for a... Read more
And I Would Drive 500 Miles...
And by 500 miles, I mean 5,000. And then some.
While nobody was paying attention, we crossed 10,000 miles of travel in this bizarre road trip. 10,000! Only that was... Read more
So yesterday on my multi-level journey from Delaware to San Francisco I had the chance to swing through Philly for a few minutes to check on the status of the backer reward... Read more
If you're scoring at home, you know that recently we passed the 3 month mark in this year-long journey. By my count, here are the numbers so far:
Nearly 7,000... Read more
On the Road (Again)
Greetings from St. Paul, MN, where I'm spending the day helping Dawn Mikkelson with her documentary SMOOCH. Suddenly a bunch of dogs have shown up and are running around...um...ok.
Anyway,... Read more
Ego Fest! Beer! Lesbians!
Did you know that if you drive from Pennsylvania to Chicago that you pretty much have to pay tolls the entire way? Or that when people joke about Wisconsin being... Read more
Looking for Projects (and other stuff)
Hey everyone, So some of you may have heard that our project for the last couple of days got pushed back in the calendar, so we've kind of been spinning... Read more
Andrew Brotzman's "Nor'easter"
I'm writing this on a train to NYC for everyone's favorite annual bash, DIY Days. Last night, I crashed on the couch of one of our backers because, well, he... Read more
Mattson Tomlin's DREAM LOVER
One down, a bunch to go. Even though we're liveon the trip, the project is still very much a work-in-progress, as I try and figure out the best workflow... Read more
Big news. We have our first project lined up.
18 February we'll be just outside of NYC helping out on Mattson Tomlin's feature film DREAM LOVER, which also... Read more
Out of Town Preview
So we're not yet on the road, but we are sort of on the road.
Let me explain.
Right now I'm in Pittsburgh doing some post-production work on my film... Read more
Ok, so all of the surveys have been sent, and we've already gotten some really good haikus. Quick perk rundown, since this stuff is gonna be staggered across the year.... Read more
as promised, this blog post. Some of it we sort of covered last time
Saturday, I really didn't do anything. I ran some errands and went to a high school... Read more
I don't think I've fully processed what exactly happened Friday night.
I spent yesterday largely off-line. I went to a high school basketball game and answered a bunch of text... Read more
WE MADE IT!!!
There's not enough shots in this town to thank you all properly. Wow. Just, wow.
I told you this photo would look awesome:
It's all hand on deck time. We've got a bunch of people pimping their hearts out to get us to the goal.
Oh, and we've added the following:
NEW FINAL... Read more
That's right, it's 4:09am. We've been up all night on a sleep strike, shooting for 130 backers and we're stuck on #129. We've gotten some great support from David Branin,... Read more
Mix CD: Track #14
Hey everyone. So we're getting to the punch-drunk portion of the program. It's also the exciting part.
Yesterday at this time we were at, um, ~$2800. Since then we've moved... Read more
Mix CD: Track #13
Ok, now we're really in the home stretch. right now we're just shy of 25%. Now normally, the truism is that campaigns that hit that mark hit their goal 95%... Read more
A trailer, sort of.
We'll be back later today with the Mix CD, but we've got a little trailer for you. Hopefully you enjoy it (and we spelled your name correctly). You can watch... Read more
Mix CD: Track #12
We're in the home stretch. If you look on Kickstarter, we're actually one of the most popular film/video campaigns, and clearly the project on that list with the longest odds.... Read more
Mix CD: Track #11
We have quite a lot for you, and I haven't even gotten around to doing the next video of a perk. This may take you a few minutes to get... Read more
Mix CD: Track #10
Hey everyone, so today we hit 50 backers and $2,000! You guys are the best. Of course, that means we have a long way to go still, but it's nice... Read more
Mix CD: Track #9 (plus video)
Moving along. 8 days left.
We have a video for you about the $10 perk
We have 2 nice quotes to share with you. First, from David Branin of... Read more
Mix CD: Track #8 (plus some new video)
So the challenge didn't work. That's ok. I'll hold on to the clip and maybe we can do a different challenge closer to the end.
But here's what we're doing.... Read more
Mix CD: Track #7 (A Challenge)
Couple things for you.
1. Our friends at Film Courage have run an article on the project by yours truly. Check it out.
2. We've laid down a little challenge... Read more
Mix CD: Track #6
Maybe you saw this earlier, maybe you didn't, but we've become a Certified Film Threat in Progress, which basically means that the good folks at Film Threat think this is... Read more
Mix CD: Track #5
I'm not sure why, but Kickstarter is being weird with formatting and deleting content and yadda yadda yadda...
So...check out track 5 of the Mix CD at the link below.... Read more
Mix CD: Track #4
Merry Christmas Eve! (Unless you're Jewish...and then....hi!) We might do one of these tomorrow, but probably not until the evening. Definitely not until after the Celtics' game.
4. Stuck Inside... Read more
Mix CD: Track #3
If you haven't noticed the pattern, we're doing one of these a day. Enjoy!
3. No Cars Go
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: Neon Bible
A purist (a.k.a. a jerk) will... Read more
Mix CD: Track #2
Yesterday, we started our road trip mix CD, because every road trip worth a damn has to have a good mix CD. We're gonna do one a day, and as... Read more
Mix CD: Track #1
If you've ever been on a road trip worth a damn, you've passed the time listening to Mix CD. Of course, everyone has their favorite mixes. You know, the ones... Read more
So we're just shy of 10% of the way on our campaign, thanks to the 25 amazing people on this list.
The Tripline.net Bizarro Map is all caught... Read more
The joy of the Bizarro World
Thanks again for backing this project. I understand it's not the normal type of documentary/film project, and that can make it a little tricky to conceptualize, so it's... Read more