Happy Winter Solstice!
A year ago today we set out with our cameras and sound gear to begin the adventure of Beyond Naked. It was an amazing year: Tromping around in the snow and rain, searching in public locales for our four naked bikers, stopping people on the street to ask, “What do you think about public nudity?”
We met fascinating, fun people along the way. The lovely friends and family of our four riders. Interesting city officials and local historians. The fabulous Fremont Arts Council members and the Solcycle organizers.
And of course there was the big day itself. All of our 43 volunteers showed up exactly on time at 6:15 am, worked their asses off, and had a blast. (We’re so grateful for their talent.)
Our four riders showed up all smiles and excitement—yes, and some nervousness. Our artists (we’re so grateful for you guys too!) transformed Molly, Marty, Emily and Jeff into works of art.
The riders rode, despite the cold. The day the helicopter flew, despite the rain. Production happened as planned, despite the chaos of an event as big and crazy as a parade. We had the time of our lives.
Post-production, you ask? We’re still heads down working feverishly on the film. Dan is a mile-deep in 3 terabytes of footage, cutting together the story of this adventure. Lisa is chasing down archival images and video, gathering extra b-roll and finding great music.
Yes, it’s true that things just take longer than you think they will. So we’re not certain of a final release date yet. We know you’re eager to see it. We’re eager to share it. We’ll keep you posted.
Until that time, Happy Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah and all the rest!
Thanks for supporting Beyond Naked.
Dan and Lisa