So I’m in New York at the moment, just got back to my friends house after a full day of shooting. had a lunch meeting with Andrew Jenks, a guy we’re considering hiring to help write the story for H-Factor. His film about living in an Assited Living Facility was rather impressive considering he made the film when he was 19. What was funny about the meeting was that we met at a nice hotel/restaurant, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the guys showed up in T-shirts, and I’m pretty sure one of them was high. Granted they’re film makers, so we don’t expect them to be fancy….. I was Happy to have on a nice shirt and jacket, and felt like I was holding the power.
We had a shoot tonight, with Eric Weiner, who wrote a book called the Geography of Bliss. He did a reading at KGB bar in East Village, which was a cool atmosphere, and his wit made it quite entertaining. The premise of his book was searching for where the happiest place was on earth, or rather where people are the happiest.
He started the night by telling a story about how he went to the World Database of Happiness in Rotterdam, and met Professor Veenhoven. Whats funny about this, was I too have been to Rotterdam to interview professor Veenhoven. He described the details of what his office looked like, and how he held himself, and I must say he was spot on. So I guess we’re on the right path of chasing happiness, or I should say we’re continuing to cross the right paths.
Took the subway around town today and as you would expect it was full of characters…..
I really wish LA would figure out how to make Public Transit work…..
Sorry for the poor picture quality, these were taken with my phone. Photography is instant gratification; with film you have to go back and edit, and can be very time consuming, and projects can quickly pile up.
you can see more iphone pictures here