Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Behind The Bush - Watch it Now!

My New Year's Resolution #276 (or was that #267?) is to update this blog on a more regular basis and to fix it up. What will help me make this a reality is knowing that there are people out there reading it, commenting on it, and dare I say subscribing to it? In return I vow to provide you with informative, entertaining updates that will make you so glad you're reading this blog.*

One of the first updates I'm happy to share is the link to the film I made with Alison Hawkes, "Behind the Bush". It takes a look into the lives of the three men known as "Bushman" who each earn a living scaring the tourists of Fisherman's Wharf.

This was filmed in the summer of 2010 and screened in the Spring of 2011 at the Castro Theatre in the Scary Cow Film Festival. It won prize money there AND made it into the Sonoma International Film Festival in April of 2011. Fantastic!

Since then, Lou's is closed and under construction and Hooters is closed for good. I ran into Greg, my favorite Bushman, a few days ago and was going to ask him where he hangs out now that all his favorite haunts are closed but I didn't get a chance. He showed me a big, black eye and said that on New Year's Eve someone snuck up behind him, hit him with a baseball bat and stole all his money.

The only things I know for sure are that Greg has a black eye, he's still down at the Wharf (as is David) and he still likes to ride the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus in his spare time.

So, enjoy the video, share it with your friends. Come back to the blog for updates on my preparations for Slamdance in a few weeks, and of course, reports from the festival itself.

Thanks for helping my keep my resolution. Now you, um turn the TV off, put that cookie down and go to the gym! See, it's mutual!

*On occasion, blog may be of no interest to you, which is good since you should really get back to work anyway.

One last note: all these photos were taken by the fabulous and talented, Aida Daay.

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