By Mikal Jakubal
Those of us who live in SoHum hear that all the time. Life here defies easy description. It’s not your typical sleepy rural area and what we take as unremarkable is jaw-dropping to others. To liven the documentary up a bit and give a taste of this craziness, we’ll be collecting short stories about the most memorable thing that ever happened to people here. This could be anything from the funniest joke to the closest call with the law to the craziest pot deal to the wildest encounter with nature to the most poignant and touching insight. We’d like these stories to be 30 seconds to one minute in length, if possible.
If you’re not comfortable going on camera, we can record audio only and have an actor of your same age/gender sit down and recite your wild tale in your place. If you feel the need to be completely anonymous, you can snail mail or email the story and give a simple description of yourself so an actor can be matched to your story (e.g. middle-aged male w/dreadlocks, 24y/o female in work clothes, 32 y/o male w/baseball cap, etc.).
Wanna play a part? we’ll need actors for these parts and someone to help coordinate this aspect of the production.
I’ll be putting a written version of one story up each week as production progresses, so be sure to stay tuned to this site, sign up for the RSS feed or sign up for the film’s Twitter feed and facebook fan page.