Thank you all so much for the incredible response we’ve received from our promo video. Matt and I are currently at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and couldn’t be more jazzed. We’re scout uniform clad and spreading the word of Camp Abercorn. I want to take a moment and explain why I feel obligated to make this show.
We will be in Park City the next few days, talking to people and doing some good. We’d like to send out an open invitation to any local Utah Boy Scouts who support our show to come do some good with us. Matt and I can be easily overlooked, but if we had a swarm of scouts, people would take notice. Feel free to contact us. We are handing out some awesome patches to any like minded folks that express interest in the show. If you’d like one of your own, we’ll put them up for sale next week.
At Gray Oak, we set our sights high, but have very specific goals in mind and work tirelessly towards hitting them.
One of those goals has been to get George Takei to be involved in Camp Abercorn and we are actively trying to make that happen. George is a social media goliath, but more than that, he was a scout himself and is a strong supporter of Scouts for Equality. We believe his support would greatly enhance the potential for a successful production of the show.
We are sharing this goal with you, because we want your support and want you to be part of this adventure. Please follow us @grayoakprod where we will keep you up to date on all our efforts, highlight our progress and all things Takei as we engage in the #pursuitoftakei. Our first measure of action is an open video letter to George, which can be seen here:
For my first post, it seems appropriate, if not predictable, to start at the beginning of how I came to be here, writing this blog entry on this website. I met Jeffrey Simon, working on a stop motion animation film in a woman’s back yard. After a month or so, he thought, “this guy seems easily influenced, I’ll steal him from this project and make him work on my own.” And so he did. After two years and two abandoned projects (which, don’t worry, we’ll come back to) we have finally committed to one that is both logistically feasible and incredibly time sensitive.
Camp Abercorn, if you don’t know already, is a web series about a summer at scout camp that both celebrates the BSA and points out some of the organizations obvious flaws.
Jeff was a scout for most of his life, he loves the scouts and wants to help fix them, Meg (our third writer) worked on camp staff for a handful of summers and was already thinking about a camp based series. I on the other hand was never a scout, nor did I ever go to camp. So why would I ever want to write a show about the boy scouts?