“Quiltbags” is a web series which explores sexuality through dramatized scenes with a variety of fascinating characters. You never know who might show up, or what they might want.
This is epic, historic, hopefully not anti-climactic. Here’s “Little Pitchers”, the first episode of Quiltbags the Web Series:
This episode stars Ruth Anderson as Vivian Becker and Dave Peniuk as Johnathan Becker, her son.
Written and directed by Tim Johnson
Camera: Tim Johnson
Second Camera: Zale Dalen
Set dec: Nicole Busby
Editor: Tim Johnson
When I was a child, “Little pitchers have big ears.” was parental code for “Don’t talk about that. The kids are listening.” The phrase is in a John Prine song (“Sam Stone”), but I’m not sure it’s common usage anymore. Haven’t heard it for years.
There’s been a huge amount of inertia to overcome to get to this point. I suppose the difference between working inside the film and television industry and the way we work is that the industry worker is being paid to spend eight or ten hours a day on the job. We work for the love of it, for the fun of it, for the fame and glory to come. There’s no money to motivate people to show up. We all have lives. Hence the inertia.
Of course, an “industry” production has its own source of inertia. Usually this results from trying to find the money, which can take months or years. We don’t have to deal with that, so maybe it all balances out. We certainly enjoy being free of the micromanagement that industrial production entails. And if there’s one thing I hate it’s a pitch session.
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