11 July 2010

5 of the Greatest People in the World, Part 8

There's a thing on Twitter called Follow Friday. Basically, you present a list of people that you recommend other people follow. It's a pretty popular idea and it makes everyone feel good. So with that in mind, I figure the least we can do for our wonderful Kickstarter backers is to give them a variant of the Follow Friday plug. So here they are, in order (well, some of them):

36. Melinda Tierney: I've known Melinda since back when her last name was Frazier and she was a classmate of mine in grade school. Her mother helped out at the school and her brother Andrew was in, I think, my brother's class. Our families went to the same church and my brother and I used to stay at their house when my parents would go out of town. Actually, the Frazier's were there when I went to my first Red Sox game. Roger Clemens for the Sox vs. Jimmy Key for the Yankees. Clemens got his 2,000th strikeout and the Yankees won.

37. Living in Cinema (@LivingInCinema): Fellow Muriel voter Craig Kennedy runs the film blog Living In Cinema, a valuable blog that aims to eschew rubbish discussions about the news of making movies, in favor of what's actually in the movies. So it's not really a surprise that Craig isn't such a fan of crap like the Lindsay Lohan trial. His Muriel ballot is usually one of the most eclectic of the lot (and that's saying something).

38. Jennifer Boulden (@bouldengal): Jennifer comes to us via Living in Cinema (I think). According to her Twitter profile, she writes about books, movies, and other joys. She lives in Arkansas and we have enough film friends in common that I almost wonder if she has a blog or something that I haven't yet tracked down. So Jennifer, I think I'm missing something. Let me know!

39. Peet Gelderblom (@Peet_Gelderblom): Peet, who lives in the Netherlands, is surely mourning his team's World Cup loss, but he should have nothing to be ashamed of. Still, he's bound to be sad. Peet is the man behind Directorama, a film strip about film director's Heaven that's a favorite of cinephiles everywhere. You can buy it in handy book form (DO IT!). He also directed the outstanding short Out of Sync, the best film I saw all of last year, regardless of length. It's making it's way around the festival circuit after debuting at Indies for Indies. Check out the trailer:

OUT OF SYNC trailer from Peet Gelderblom on Vimeo.

40. Flicker Dreams Productions, LLC.: Run by Marcus Wolf and Edward A. Bishop, Flicker Dreams is an indie production company. Marcus and Ed have a long list of credits (Ed co-wrote the Troma classic Redneck Zombies) and are currently Executive Producing Gary King's musical How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song, a project that raised $30,000 on Kickstarter with the help of this video:

HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG | a feature film Musical | KICKSTARTER VIDEO from Gary King on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for the rest of our backers! And, as always, you can join them!