My Turn on the "Happy Birthday Indiewire!" Merry-Go-Round

By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully July 19, 2006 at 3:48AM

My Turn on the "Happy Birthday Indiewire!" Merry-Go-Round
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Since everyone else is sending their best wishes to Eug and Brian and the Indiewire gang, I figured that I might as well send some of my own.

Whatever happens with my 'career' as a human involved in the film industry, it will always be connected to Indiewire. That's because Indiewire is the first place I ever saw my name in *print* as an industry notable. Of course, that was because it was a slow week and Wendy was simply having some fun, but so what. It was still pretty cool...

http://www.indiewire.com/biz/biz_030606buzz.html

Indiewire also gave me my first opportunity to interview a real filmmaker. I don't know how well I did, but it was a great experience on my end...

http://www.indiewire.com/people/people_030807brown.html

Then, of course, came the blog. I remember when Wendy asked me to join the small list of Indiewire bloggers, an offer that I accepted with glee. But those first few months were somewhat rocky. After realizing that I wasn't even listed on the main page, I was told that my content wasn't 'indie film-centric' enough. So I decided to make a film and write about it. How much more indie film-centric can you get than that? Just kidding. Making the film had nothing to do with the blog. Or so I thought. In actuality, "Boredom at its Boredest" played a vital role in the publicity--and subsequent success--of COCAINE ANGEL. Turning the blog into an up-to-the-minute diary of an indie filmmaker was never a premeditated agenda of mine. It happened organically.

I hope to keep "Boredom at its Boredest" alive as long as Eug, Brian, and Jimmy will have me. I've actually made friends because of this thing, which is a lovely, but absurd, thing to consider. I hope to meet everyone who reads this site, however randomly, at some point in my life. And if we don't, just know that I appreciate your presence here. With about 450 gazillion blogs in the world, it makes me feel tingly to realize that somebody out there is reading mine.

Which brings us back to the real reason why I'm here. Thank you, Eugene, Brian, Wendy, Jimmy, Mark, and everyone else who helped give birth to indie film's most trusted source. See y'all at the 20 Year Reunion.

Love,

Mike

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