- 7:15 PM -
September 12th, 2020
- So the all
encompassing project that is Meeting Michael takes us
up and away...
- ...to the
- Maybe it's being a
chld of the 80s, but an attic in the movies adds this
incredible feeling of "unknown discoveries". From the
Goonies to... well shit, now my mind is blank... but
I can see the scenes in my mind: it's a perfect
plot device for finding old shit and telling
- So it was pretty
clear that the way to tell my 25 year old story was
for the kids to find pieces of that story in the attic
and start asking questions. Realize, when I bought
this house there was no attic. I had to cut tiny
pieces of plywood and piece together a floor in
preperation for kids. It took a long
- ...and of course
in the 8 years since I did that it has become FILLED.
And although we do try to throw stuff out, it is most
assuredly not a liveable space... or even a "hang
outable" space. But for this movie? It needs to be. I
need to turn the attic into a place where it looks
like the only thing I store is my old Jordan
memorabilia and a couple old videogame consoles.
That's fucking hard. And it requires so much work.
Relabeling old tapes, that 25 years of heat and cold
detroyed. Basically immersing myself in 1995 and what
it felt like to be a fan of Jordan. Since I'm also
writing the script to piece together this story - I'm
kind of seeing everything through my kid's eyes and
it's been exciting. The crazy thing is? The kids have
NEVER seen the attic. Never been up there (we don't
presently have a ladder, I balance on a step ladder
dangerously), never even seen a picture. So when you
see them onscreen for the first time seeing the attic?
That's the first time they've ever seen it. They will
THINK I've been hiding the coolest place in the house
their whole life when in fact it's ALL made up
just for the movie and will ALL be torn down AFTER the
movie so we can properly store everything. If I want
these momentos to last another 25 years they gotta go
back in plastic and stored properly.
- But for one
moment... it will all be up throughout an attic as the
kids rummage through and find pieces of my life. I'm
extremely excited to tell the story of how all of that
happened a 1/4 century ago.
- Hope everyone else