Making new friends
Damn, these last few weeks have been insane. Aside from the Kickstarter which in and of itself is a full time job (and has 8 days left to make my goal), I have been doing a ton of freelance work. No complaints here, but I haven't had much time to share some of the great things that have been happening.
As part of my Kickstarter promotion, I have been contacting various blogs, businesses, and drive-in owners all over. From the months of research I did prior to launching my campaign, I learned that most of what can make or break you is really getting your project out there in front of as many people as possible. This was a great way to get myself out from behind the safety of the internet and actually start making human connections so I could partner up with people who do amazing things that I admire.
Over the last few weeks I have had met some amazing people over email and phone calls and I am so excited to hopefully be meeting many of them in person when I am on the road! Let me introduce you to some of their great work:
*C.C. at Drive-In Film Festival which is a Brooklyn based non profit that works hard to bring new independent films to drive-in theaters free of charge. C.C. and I chatted on the phone the other week and hit it off as if we were old friends. It is always exciting when you find someone who as excited as you are about drive-ins. I can't wait for our paths to cross!
*Jessica at Chronically Vintage runs an amazing blog dedicated to all things vintage. She has a wonderful eye for style and brings an entire range of all things vintage. Today she was kind enough to include my Kickstarter in her links to check out for April.
*Kipp at Drive-ins.com has put together such a great resource of information from drive-in theaters all over the country! I am really excited to help him update some of the images on his website as I make my journey!
*Josh, owner of Blue Starlite Drive-In located in Austin, TX has created an authentic urban drive-in with window speakers and all! I am going to be visiting the Blue Starlite on my trip and I am ridiculously excited about the speakers. I'm a dork, I know.
*Sasha at Tattooed Martha operates a cooking, crafts, and personal blog. Her drink and food recipes make me drool on a regular basis. While I know Sasha in person and have the pleasure of working with her regularly and calling her a friend, she deserves mention here for being so positive and supportive through this crazy process.