It’s been a long time since you heard anything from me, and the only excuse I have is the fact that school started again. I still haven’t had a day off since I got back to the city a month ago, and I’ve been working 12-16 hours most days — weekends and all.
I guess that’s what you get for prepping for a film with a large production that you’ll shoot at a different continent (my hometown in Norway!). I somehow volunteered to go in the first slot, aka early november, so I better wrap up this post and get back to work RIGHT NOW, haha.
Anyway, I’m loving it, so don’t you worry — I want to spend my time like this.
I’ll give you a more in-depth post later.
In the meantime, I’ll share a strange encounter I had the other day.
If you read my previous post, you already know that New York is the place for strange encounters, but this one is different.
I’ve been thinking a lot about “Over the Bridge” lately; the documentary about homelessness that Sarah Kocher and I made two years ago. I’m still blown away by the impact it had, and maybe it was those exact thoughts that got me into the situation I’ll describe below.
So this is what happened:
This particular morning I had left home earlier than normal, and when a homeless woman suddenly grabbed my arm as I passed her, there was something about her that made me want to walk an extra mile for her (or in this case — an extra two blocks). To me it was such a small thing, and it would only have taken me a few minutes, but then this happened:
I made this short video as a part of a homework assignment, but every line coming out of the actors’ mouths are from the actual encounter.
And let’s give it up for these two amazing ladies who totally rocked their roles!
In New York there’s a story at every street corner.
With actors Rachel Zeppa and Mindy Matijasevic. Photo: A random guy.