Making new indie film biz friends through Caveh's blog: how I met Northwest Film Forum founder Jamie Hook
1. Around 11 AM today, I am up, groggy, having my morning tea, checking out Caveh's (Caveh "I Am A Sex Addict" Zahedi's) blog, some person posting in the comments section is down on regional filmmaking, so I post a pro-regional filmmaking comment as a reaction.
2. 1 PM or so, I get to work, check my e-mail, the author of the "down on regional filmmaking" comment has e-mailed me. Turns out that person - Jamie Hook - is one of the two founders of the awesome Seattle indie/art/foreign film venue Northwest Film Forum!!!
Backstory: I was in Seattle about two weeks ago, played my new flick Date Number One at the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF from this point on), loved the venue & the city, came back to DC w/ visions of starting a similar venue here.
3. I e-mail Jamie back, we have a very brief e-mail conversation, then I get the bright idea to do an interview w/ him re: starting NWFF.
4. I just sent out the interview Qs to Jamie, & I followed up w/ a phone call, nice conversation, a new indie film biz friend has been made, we will hang in NYC soon. Looking forward to getting the interview answers back & publishing them right here on this blog.
And that's my blog adventure of the day. Making new indie film biz friends through Caveh's blog. Very exciting.
UPDATE: about 6 hours later:
I've gotten a couple of very anonymous (difficult to contact authors) e-mails since posting this post stating that Jamie Hook "destroyed" a film organization in Minnesota. I'll see if Jamie wants to shed some light on that episode/accusations.