How do I even begin this post? With huge huge butterflies in my tummy, that's how!
As I started down this blogging journey so much has happened. I have connected with friends all over the world, I have worked with amazing companies, I have cried over my keyboard and laughed hysterically.
As you know my Chris has posted films here on this space from my first days of posting. He is unbelievable! So many of you cheered him on in last year's 168 film festival when he brought home numerous awards all the way to when he went freelance and started his very own film company.
Chris has had the idea for over a year now to travel the entire United States. To go out on a journey to talk to these bloggers that I love so dearly....that so many of you love so dearly. Then more recently we realized that this dream was going to actually happen!
A DOCUMENTARY ON AMERICAN BLOGGERS.
"What started this whole film idea for me was how my wife loves to blog/instagram so much and she is always meeting new people and, in most cases, really (sincerely) connecting with people around the country (and world). I was really more interested to dig deeper into all this blogging/instagram/twittter world and one, help people understand how cool it is to have an area on the internet that is all yours. And two, I hope to sort-of take a visual snapshot of this time in history when all these instagrammers/bloggers are able to put something out there into the world and really shape culture (in a positive way). An example of a visual element (besides the interviews and actual stories) - Imagine a woman sitting in a skyscraper apartment in NY and she reaches in her pocket and grabs a phone, takes a pic of the city below and uploads it. Then imaging another, sitting on a porch looking at the mountains, grabs their phone, takes a pic, and uploads it. This is so visually beautiful because they are both doing the exact same thing from two completely different worlds and perspectives. I think this is important to show the differences and similarities!!! I truly think this will be a emotional movie as well as a big hit."
The plan is that he will travel the US in our airstream ( over an 8 week period). He will be filming and documenting his journey the entire way as well as taking pictures. The neat thing about him traveling on the road is that he can stop and create time lapses (like this one) and dig deeper into certain stories if need be. He has his cast set ( he has had people inquire about this and you never know...there could always be an American Blogger 2 to tell a whole new round of stories, there are SO many amazing stories out there to still be heard!) I cannot wait for you to see who all he has on board. He will be blogging about this journey (I will be sharing snippets as well) and also sharing along the way on instagram (hashtag #americanblogger).
This is to share the beauty and emotion about this community and this time period. So many of these ladies I have followed and adored for so long and to know how Chris tells stories through film, I am just beside myself with excitement to see the final product!
Once he is completely finished, we will sell the film on iTunes! Each of the bloggers involved will be showing the film trailer, a few outtakes and a link to where it can be purchased!
This is obviously a huge financial risk for our family but we are so excited about the movie and just thrilled by the support we have received already!! Thank you so so much!!
Next week I will be running an Instagram giveaway as an incentive to help spread the word about this film !
Some more airstream renovation pics!