I am no saint, Orlando. I try my best to be of good use around this city; by I am not without my own agenda.
Jeremy Seghers once had me as a guest on his local radio show. He asked me how I had come to be aligned with so many local projects, indie businesses and creative networks in this city.¬† I told him:¬† ‚ÄúI‚Äôm just incredibly selfish‚ÄĚ. (And I meant it.)
I did not move to Orlando because I wanted to be here. And when I arrived (not going to lie): I hated it! From my vantage point, Orlando was a cultural black hole. A wasteland.
After sulking for a few years, I finally decided to get selfish. If I was going to be ‚Äústuck‚ÄĚ here, I was either going to ferret out what was already awesome about this city (there had to be something, right?) or I was going to be a part of creating something great. I would have the city I wanted for myself, one way or another. So, I started supporting projects, people and places around town that matched my ‚ÄúIdeal Orlando‚ÄĚ vision.
The fearless leaders of Snap! challenged a few local businesses to create an endeavor that promoted both the Snap! Photo Festival that is May 4-7 and also the local business. Without much thought, I graciously accepted the Snap! On challenge on behalf of Burrow Press. Then immediately panicked. I already work too many hours and had no idea where I’d fit this new project into my schedule. So I¬†did what I do best–I delegated the work to someone else.
My boyfriend and a couple of his friends meet each week to work on short film stuff. I have no idea what they actually do, but they’re suppose to be writing, plotting, discussing and eventually filming the next great short. So I passed the Snap! On challenge on to them. They accepted and for the last three weeks have been working dilingently on the promo you’re about to see below.
Never have I been more proud. I love my boyfriend and his friends. I love Burrow Press. And I love Snap! Now, I challenge you to watch this short, go buy our book and then go buy your weekend Snap! passes. We did all the hard work so you can enjoy it. What are you waiting for?