so the aussie and the yankee
decided to stop grumbling
and start doing.
the yankee was an
award-winning director
and a civil rights
attorney who used
to coach high-school
and college and the aussie
was a musician and
student activist
who'd organized and
demonstrated for social and
environmental change.
perfect!
so they started up their own
media company dedicated
to unconventional stories
told in unconventional ways
with unconventional characters
shot in unconventional textures
which they hope will appeal
to what is good in people,
as well as offer food for thought,
because, unlike poliwood,
the yank and the aussie
really believe that
a) entertainment does affect
how people think and act, and
b) "audiences" are very bright
and deserve more than they've
been getting. (and, hey,
george lucas put 35 themes
he wanted people to think
about in his first little
space movie!)



but hey, the aussie
and the yank pondered,
what about
the argument that
poliwood is rich
(and established) because
it does put
out what people want
to see and hear...?
but not so! the aussie and
the yank were shocked
to find out
that only 10%
of all the movies
and bands chosen
by these guys
actually make the profits
that keep
poliwood
afloat.
which means that 90%
of their
entertainment
choices regularly
fail to connect
with what
they
refuse
to see
is
a
very
unconventional
world.
(can
anyone
say
"blair witch"?)



so
the aussie
and the yank
are now in the
process
of
surrounding
themselves
with
some of the
marvelously
talented
anarchists
they'd
met around
the world
to help them develop
movies about an
east village
rock singer,
a hotshot
girl cyberpilot
and an
appalachian
basketball star.
and
looking for
bands
who have
something
to say besides
whose their
b****,
who they will
f*** up
and how much
$$
they're making.

 

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