Busy li'l bee

DISCLAIMER - I haven't the time to really blaaahg about my feelings, so I'm settling for telling you why my silence has dimmed in hue from bright golden to tarnished black through neglect. I will be making it up to y'all very soon. Or sometime soon. Or someday.

I've been hard at work lately - which is to say hard at being unemployed - but am still filling my time between dead end applications and dashed hopes of health benefits with several projects. First, as promised, here is the film I helped write and acted in for the i48|2009 competition. (Somehow we managed to turn a six minute short into a fourteen minute production) -


Beneath the Western Skyscraper from Ronn Seidenglanz on Vimeo.

I should perhaps mention that we won the best film award.

Secondly, I've been teaching modern and choreographing at the BSU Summer Dancefest. We begin week two on Monday, and thus far it's been a wonderful experience. I've neither taught nor choreographed before, so the week has been a crash-course learning experience for me as well. I have 26 students that I'm setting a piece on, and only half have been available up till this week, so I divided the piece in twain, using Rasputina's "Oh, Injury" for the first section, and "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" by Islands for the second -

"Oh, Injury!" - Rasputina

"Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" - Islands

If you've read my blog for long (6+ months), you should be able to guess what event the work is inspired by.

I'm still working with my friend Johanna Kirk on some new work, am writing and flounderingly trying to sell ads for ULBoise Magazine and still have a standing commitment to the Boise Weekly. I recently was informed that one of my reviews was picked up by another alternative paper (somewhere midwestish?) so I'll be somewhere on a newsstand not near any of you!

Finally (well, not nearly finally but I'm supposed to be sleeping), I'm working on developing a script for Sidewayz Film. We're doing a retelling of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, for which we're holding auditions later this week.

Many, many exciting adventures. Many, many bills unpaid. Many, many winks (40) I should be catching. More to come...
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7 responses:

Melanie said...

We watched the i48 movie on Facebook a week or two ago. Well done!

meg said...

I loved you in this, top notch.

Do more things to inspire me, I need it.

liz said...

I admire your tenacity. Well done on the film, I can't wait to see it!

Megan said...

I deeply sympathise with the heavy weight of unpaid bills.

Congratulations on your recent accomplishments, literarily and cinematographically. I'm quite impressed.

Best of luck with your current endeavours.

K.M. Weiland said...

Love the i48 video. Hysterical. And I'm still awed to think all that happened in just two days!

IlaQuinn said...

Highly impressive!
I can't believe you guys did this with so little time.

Mm said...

I just revisited the film... so fun, and well done. I will be eager to see the next one. You have accomplished so many things in 2009 and contributed to so many of us. Thank you for all of your effort.