This is Tom Milroy. He's our newest cast member. He's Scottish, a gent, an excellent hiking buddy, and all sorts of other super interesting things. For instance: Tom was working in Mozambique in the late 60's / early 70's, and if you know anything about the Portuguese colonies in Africa, let's just say that was a hell of a time to actually have been there...
A rather extraordinary thing happened Sunday. Well, several things happened. First, I was digging through the mountain of props in my basement which Kyle, our prop guy, dropped off last weekend. Deep in one box I found a Canon AE-1, which is a the camera I learned on, along with two lenses. That particular camera is super important to me for two reasons: every photo I took between 1997 and mid-2010 was with that camera, and it was my father's camera before it was mine. I still have it...though the winding arm is broken off, the rubber eye-cup is cracked apart, and sometimes the shutter releases - other times it doesn't. Finding a mint condition AE-1 alongside two of my favorite lenses felt something like finding several fingers and an eyeball in the bottom of a christmas stocking and then you realize, "Shit! These are mine! And I really need them to interpret and manipulate the world correctly."
Moments later I had crossed the street and bought a 4-pack of film. Then I was off to meet up with Tom for a hike. Here are some shots from the drive there:
That bearded dude is Sam "The Original Hillbilly." I headed into Chimney Rock to look around before meeting up with Tom and I saw Sam outside his house on the side of the road. We talked about chopping wood, his antique air compressor, and his facebook account. He's pretty cool. If you are ever headed into Chimney Rock, you should stop and talk to him.
Along with a new cast member, we have another artist pitching in her wonderful talents: Haley Nocik. I'm guessing that you'll be so impressed with her felt animals that part of your brain will melt. http://haleynocik.wix.com/nocik
The first photo is Haley wearing some of Carley's work. And that is Carley (our costume designer) and Haley standing in-between two people I don't know because I stole that photo from google images. And now that I think about it, I should probably credit the photos I'm stealing...update with that info soon.