Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction. Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt?
I’ve basically lived in my garage/lab or the past few months. I believe that I am nearing completion of an invention that might possibly change the world… or at least how we view it. For years a question has baffled not only me, but the entire TV viewing public around the world. “What exactly are the adults in the Peanuts TV Specials saying?”
Writer-actor-editor-we-lost-count-because-he-did-so-many-things-on-set Adam Bradley comes to Austin this week for our June Orbiter screening, YESTERDAY LAST YEAR. In preparation for the event, OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown tossed a few questions at Adam to learn more about him and the film. He more than delivered on answering her questions: he is not a man of few words... Read on!!
It was about three weeks ago when I first started watching my neighbor across the way. He looked like any other person in the neighborhood--maybe a little beardier than most--but a regular guy all the same. Normally, I wouldn’t have given him a second thought, only he crossed my sights more than the others.
Other Worlds Austin's Outreach Director, Tessa Morrison hasn't been seen or heard from in weeks. Where is she and what is she up to? Did she choke on some microwaved meal and now lies dead on her floor with the house cat eating her face? Get abducted by aliens? Eaten by wild boar? We aren't sure, but we are going to find out.
As I got closer, I noticed he looked pretty rough. Greasy hair, dirty sweat-stained shirt, muddy work boots. His face was gaunt and ashen. His eyes were sunken but wild, like he hadn’t slept in days.
“What can’t get out?”
He said nothing, just put down the hose, walked up to his door and held it open.