A couple weeks back, I had an awesome opportunity to drop off a couple copies of “The Incredible Search for Jamie Klotz’s Diary” at the Hot Springs Public Library (www.hotspringspubliclibrary.com) in order for library patrons to rent out the movie.
Even if no one rents it, it’s significant for a number of reasons. First off, Cindy and the rest of the library staff were very supportive of our little project. Cindy in particular came in on her day off during Memorial Day weekend to open up for us to film in the Helen McGee Historical Room, by the DVDs and at the front desk. I wanted to take a photo and get it in the paper so that the library could be recognized publicly for one very minor great thing they’ve done to support local talent.
Secondly, the entire point of Jamie Klotz’s Diary was to give some young people a clean, safe, fun activity that’s also a creative outlet, not just for them, but for me. Giving them memories like this that they won’t forget is so crucial.
Thirdly, we got a chance to use one of the library’s meeting rooms to do our first read-through of the first episode of “The Big Play,” which is the project that is replacing “Where the Heck is Bermuda Anderson?” for 2014. More on that later, but needless to say, I was hesitant about the script before; after the first read-through, I’m confident about it. Now it’s just a matter of getting the rest of everything organized.
Anyway, just thought I’d share something that’s happened. Everything that happens, whether I make it happen or it happens to me, is just amazing and I am so grateful for everyone who steps up to help me and I hope someday I can return all the many favors I’ve called in.
I’m hopefully gonna have more news soon about The Big Play and Never Been to Graceland. Moving onward and upward.