Thursday, August 7, 2008
Just wanted to post a special recognition to Jesse Thompkins, a filmmaker and a person I knew from my neighborhood who died tragically last Sunday. He was one of those filmmakers who were so passionate about his filmmaking that he was devising creative ways of financing his next film, including running the marathon and selling advertising space on the back of his shirt. He was caught up in a bad car accident as he was running, training for the marathon.
Jesse, may your spirit live on in those who so obviously love and adore you and those who you touched in your short but impressive life. I really regret not ever having our big film talk but that's not going to stop me from seeing your work! Or forgetting your big, honest smile.
RIP, kind man...