Taking a weekend break from history to offer congratulations to our close friend Nancy Schwartzman who has also occasionally done some research for a few Bowery Boys podcasts in the past. Nancy is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, and she is piecing together her second short film now, called xoxosms. And she just successfully made her fundraising goal on Kickstarter to finish producing the project later this year!
“xoxosms is a documentary about the TRUE love story of Gus and Jiyun — a home schooled 19-year-old from a religious family in small-town Illinois and a 19-year-old Korea-born New York City art student — who met nearly a year ago in possibly the only place two people so different might ever find each other: The Internet.” What makes the film unusual is that both teenagers, fostering their relationship only through virtual menas, managed to save every email and chat conversation they ever had together.
Here’s the video to her Kickstarter pitch. We’ll hope to see the completed film in the near future. Congratulations Nancy from Greg and Tom!