Newsletter 15

Look out! It’s an onomatopoeia!


Dang that was close… and speaking of close, the deadline for the 5th semiannual (That’s twice a year) JUMP Society Film Festival is wriggling down your trousers and about to bite you in the butt. That’s right, the official deadline is June 25th, a mere eight days away. That’s enough time to create your universe and have a day left over for editing. So no excuses, I want to see movie magic… or at least some sleight of hand.

Call for Extras
Can you act? It doesn’t matter because I need extras! If you blend into the background and were always afraid of singing in public then you’re the one I need. Meet today (Thursday 6/17/04) at noon on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol Building where we will be filming the big protest scene for one of my JUMP entries. Basically we’ll be chanting “put up the wall” in support of raising the Egan wall between downtown and the valley. If you’re feeling extra helpful please bring a sign that says “Put up the Wall”, “Go Home Valley”, “Raise the Egan Wall” or something along those lines.

Dang. If this was a blog I would have just invented flash filming.

Props to Sarah

  1. Make me Laugh.
  2. Make me Think.
  3. Make me Cry.
  4. Make me Scream.

Our initial call for entries went out weeks ago but chances are that you haven’t seen any of our colorful new posters around town. Why? The problem is that they’ve been disappearing faster than we can hang them up. I initially thought we’d made an enemy on the downtown bulletin board circuit but apparently our posters were just so cool that they’ve become instant collectibles and are getting plucked up and taken home. Last week I even caught a couple kids plotting to steal the ones off our front door. Thanks go out to Sarah Asper-Smith who designed the posters and sprinkled a little cult flavor on this Summer’s festival. Pretty soon we’ll have people throwing rice and toast at the screen.

It feels good to be gearing up for the show, I’ll drop another letter when we get the times all nailed down. Until then don’t forget to feed your creative side…. I bet it likes pistachios.