So some of you know that I’m about to leave for South East Asia. I was invited to teach at NYU/Tisch Singapore for a week. But when I mentioned this to the folks at Babelgum (and mentioned all the other traveling I was doing this year) they proposed I start shooting Bomb It 2 for them. Instead of being a feature (although it might eventually become one) Bomb It 2 will begin as a series of episodes. So Thursday night the 11th I fly to Bangkok where I’m scheduled to meet up with Beejoir, Bon, Alex Face, Kimes, Foner, Dillon, Mau Mau, AMP (all in 3 days!). Then on the 16th I head to Jakarta to find Darbotz. On the 17th I head to Singapore to teach. But while there I am scheduled to meet up with Killer Gerbil. On the 25th I head to Hong Kong – we’ll see what happens there.
In May I’ll be heading to Israel and Palestine to film artists/writers there. Have to see about setting up a teaching gig there! Open to suggestions!
Other cities to be included in Bomb It 2 are: Copenhagen (filmed there during CPH:DOX) Great&Bates, Husk Mit Navn, Ash. San Jose: King 157 San Francisco: Chor Boogie. Austin, TX (while I’m there for SXSW this coming March) : Sloke (and perhaps a couple of more)
This is an example of how cross platform/transmedia storytelling can be creatively liberating. I don’t need to conceptualize yet how it might gel into a feature. But the episodes are part of an ongoing Bomb It project and who knows where that might go.
My plan is to tweet while I’m on the road at www.twitter.com/Jon_Reiss
If I can find the time I will also try to do some blog posts!
Let me know if you have suggestions of what I should see/do/people to meet in any of these places.