Well really, it began began with an in person run in at the 2012 Northwestern Alumni Showcase on June 4th 2012 . I went to support a fantastic comedian Dava Krause and ended up meeting/watching other truly authentic artists.
I really thought Melissa was something awesome so I went and said hello to her after the show.
Then I tweeted this that night:
Thus began our initial interaction.
On June 6th I tweeted :
Saw Laurel Canyon. Thanks Lisa Cholodenko for crafting true complexity in all types of relationships.
To my surprise and delight Melissa favorited my tweet. Oh how my cyber ego grinned.
On June 10th the tweet fest continued:
Well it has turned out that neither of us were kidding, because direct messages transgressed to full on emails, and finally into a few real time phone conversations. Melissa and I decided to honor our love of Lisa Cholodenko by researching her work and creating our own film inspired by her genius.
Granted, our initial goal was to see if we could interview her, but here is where we are NOW.
TONIGHT, September 6th we met and decided to create a blog to document our process making something cool inspired by an artist (auteur is the fancy word for the type of artist such as Lisa Cholodenko we speak of) and MAYBE with this blog (and our future awesome short) we can get an opportunity to interview our first INDIE CRUSH.
Melissa and I are here to tell you we have a big juicy not-at-all discreet crush on Lisa Cholodenko.
AND after meeting tonight, I already feel a creative crush coming on for Melissa.
Stay tuned for the mad indie crush gossip.
Cheers to love!