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Dailies for 10.31.2010

100 Years From Now Featured Guest – Sam McConnell

Dana @ 8:36 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Sam McConnell

Age:

33 years old

Where are you from:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Where do you live:

Lower Manhattan. I’ve lived in New York for the past 15 years

What do you do for a living:

I work in film.

I own a production company with my partner Lukas Hauser. I am a director and a producer. I am also an editor. Our projects range from films, documentaries and various kinds of commercial work. We do a lot of web videos and music videos and Public Service Announcements.

I am mostly a director my partner is more of an editor. My favorite thing is to direct because I like working with people.

I am currently working on a documentary called Generation 8 with Timothy-Greenfield Sanders. It is about the state of The Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement post Proposition 8 as it looks like the case is heading to the Supreme Court.

I am also adapting a novel called In The City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer to be my first feature film…

What is that about?

It’s a novel that is dear to my heart. The story takes pale in the 1980s in the East Village of New York City and captures a scene and a time in the downtown New York art scene that I caught just a glimpse of, just the end of, when I first moved to New York. That scene is the reason I fell in love with The City. There was such an incredible alive vibrant creative energy here back then. You would go out and on one side of you there would be a millionaire and on the other side of you would be a starving artist. Kids could come to New York with nothing but a dream and the cloths on their back and find a way to make it here. Unfortunately New York became so expensive that it squeezed out a lot of that creative energy. It’s not so easy to chase a dream here anymore.

The City of Shy Hunters captures the spirit of the city that I fell in love with. It also takes place during the onset of the AIDS crisis.

The new generation of kids has really kind of forgotten about or hasn’t had the experience of the AIDS crisis but I think it’s a story that is worth telling and worth remembering…

What feelings does the question “What do you want to be remembered for in 100 Years” drive up for you?

Just to be remembered at all would be a lovely thing…

My grandparents have left an impression on me. There have been many artists and writers who have left something in the world that are important to me or moved me in some way…I don’t know if…

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Dailies for 10.30.2010

100 Years From Now – Gary Hemphill and Winston

Dana @ 11:54 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Gary Hemphill

Age:

Where are you from:

Ohio

Where do you live:

New York City

Occupation:

Research and Marketing Consultant

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

…that I gave more than I took

Dailies for 10.29.2010

100 Years From Now – Douglas King and Duke

Dana @ 10:46 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Douglas King

Where are you from:

Brooklyn, New York

Where do you live:

West Village, NYC

Occupation:

Retired cabinet maker

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

That a beautiful woman once asked if she could take my picture

Dailies for 10.28.2010

100 Years From Now – Johnny

Dana @ 6:43 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Johnny

Age:

40 years old

Where are you from:

Newark, New Jersey

Where do you live:

Watchung, New Jersey

I am just grateful that I got out of Newark. A lot of guys I grew up with didn’t make it out. I made it to the suburbs. I made it. It’s really nice…

Occupation:

Repossession Services and Security

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

I want to be remembered for inspiring people

Dailies for 10.27.2010

100 Years From Now – Sean

Dana @ 5:19 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Sean

Age:

18 years old

Where are you from:

Brooklyn, New York

Where do you live:

Brooklyn, New York

Occupation:

Professional Banana

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

Whatever.

Dailies for 10.26.2010

100 Years From Now – Sanam Lashkari

Dana @ 5:08 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Sanam Lashki

Age:

33 years old

Where are you from:

Iran

Where do you live:

East Village, NYC

Occupation:

Retail Management

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

I want to be remembered for educating people that important things matter…I also want to be remembered for being a charitable person.

Dailies for 10.25.2010

100 Years From Now – Marty Syjuco

Dana @ 10:30 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Marty Syjuco

Age:

41 years old

Where are you from:

The Philippines

Where do you live:

East Village, NYC

Occupation:

Documentary Filmmaker

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

I want to be remembered for making a difference with my films. I want to be able to effect change. Maybe just a change in each individual viewer. I want to be able to provide viewers with the opportunity to enter into a dialogue and I want to inspire them to do something.

“Watch my film and go do something about it!”

This Time

Dana @ 1:58 AM | Filed under: Podcast

It reads:

To my children, who I hope become like Fletcher and go -

beyond.

Love, Your Mother.

I have always been fascinated, to the point of near obsession, with those people who devote themselves unapologetically to the pursuit of -

realizing an impossible possibility.

I stand in awe of the few who endeavor to discover what reality might exist on the other side of predictable. Those restless souls, refusing to be contained, determined to escape the boundaries of normal, who set out to challenge the status quo and raise the bar, introducing a new truth that expands the world for us all.

Beyond the daily grind, beyond what we already know to be true, beyond “it just can’t be done”, there are the few who will choose to respond to that persistent whisper that beckons from …

Dailies for 10.24.2010

100 Years From Now Featured Guest – Tara Bracco

Dana @ 11:58 AM | Filed under: General

Name:

Tara Bracco

Age:

35 years old

Where are you from:

Long Island, New York

Where do you live:

Midtown Manhattan

Occupation:

I am the Founder of Poetic People Power and Co-founder of The Project Solution

With the Poetic People Power I work with artists combining art and activism to share stories as a demonstration of how art and politics influence our community. With The Project Solution we are building a group of local donors here in New York City to fund projects overseas – projects like water projects in Africa. Right now we are supporting a bathrooms facilities project at a school in India.

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

I would be happy if in 100 years from now the work that I am doing is no longer needed.

More important to me, than being remembered is feeling like the people that I am working with have an impact on people and that our projects extend into the lives of others. If that happens in a true way for people it won’t be able to be measured in an exact way. I wouldn’t be surprised if nobody

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Dailies for 10.23.2010

100 Years From Now – Olu

Dana @ 8:45 PM | Filed under: General

Name:

Olu

Age:

35 years old

Where are you from:

Senegal

Where do you live:

Queens

Occupation:

Substitute Teacher

100 Years from now what do you want to be remembered for:

In 100 years I will be 135 years old…

I want to be remembered for the good side of myself and all of the things I did to try and make people’s lives better. I want to be remembered as someone who invested his whole life in helping people reach their goals

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