Saturday, April 30, 2011


So we filmed the first day of me entering the building since I first saw it three years ago. I couldn't sleep the night before. I was so anxious. Was it worse than I remembered it? Had the roof caved in? The floor dropped out?

At 7am all parties arrived and we were all full of excitement and anticipation. When I entered I have to admit I was scared. There was a foot high pile of garbage: clothes, shoes, lighters, plates, bottles, magazines, hangers, food containers. All the detritus evidencing a place that was used by human beings living on the edge of humanity, in complete squalor and destitution. We found odd items like Russian coins, a gold cufflink, encyclopedias from 1987, a thick dread lock, and a bag of suspicious white powder. What bothered me most though was the feeling I got. I could really feel the depravity in the moldy mattress, the faded porn pages and the dozens of lighters. After hours of cleaning and 13 garbage bags later, I left not because I was tired but because I felt their energy invading me. When I got home I took a long hot shower and scrubbed my hair and skin. But it's still there lingering, that feeling.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Urban Jungle

Here are some pictures from our photo shoot last Saturday the house looks like something in the jungle. It's hard to believe that it's in a fairly urban area.
Special Thanks to Bernard Castillo and Kynoch Monroe for the photos.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We've started!

It's official. The closing on 18B East Street was today. We began filming. The lawyer said something funny. "Well I can't give you keys. I should probably have given you a some tools, like a drill and a hammer". This is because the building has been boarded up for over a year. On Saturday will be the first time I have entered it in three years. I can't wait!!!