Write This Down

Tohubohu has officially assigned a writer for our National Film Challenge entry, and we couldn’t be happier:

Julia from the award-winning Tequila Mockingbird.

I have been singularly impressed with her writing for the past couple of years (since Fray Day 7), and once we started considering bringing in an experienced outside writer for our team, I thought, “What the hell — doesn’t hurt to ask.” And — to my surprise — despite our providing practically no advance notice, she thought it sounded like fun (and a more thorough examination of both our site and the NFC site did nothing to dissuade her from this impression).

We just had lunch today to go over any last-minute explanations, make sure there weren’t any glaring omissions or deal-breaking issues, and we are a go. As with any creative enterprise, there are no guarantees, but I think we just dramatically increased the odds of putting together our best show to date.

Now I’m off to Indianapolis for a work video shoot, but I’ll be back on Friday. My plans to blog the 48 Hour Film Project last spring went absolutely nowhere (it seemed like I didn’t have a spare moment to sit down and write), and since I don’t think that’s likely to change this time around, I was toying with the idea of recording some real-time comments for a podcast of the event. No promises, but I’ll see what I can do.