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I’m Vegan Casting Completed


Watch this vlog for an important casting update, along with some information about keeping up with the project, answering your questions, and so on:

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Casting notifications have started going out


FYI, I started sending out casting confirmations to ‘selectees’ today, but it was slower going than I had anticipated. I’m sharing this news for those of you who are following updates to find out whether or not you’ve been cast. I had hoped to send all the notices out before the end of the day, but now it looks like I won’t be able to finish doing so until late Monday or Tuesday (this weekend is pretty much devoted to Boston Vegan Association projects).

Which reminds me: if you are in the New England area, the reason you haven’t heard anything back yet is because I am not planning to include N.E. in this road trip. It’s already a long haul to a lot of locations, and I figure we can shoot the N.E. profiles after we’ve returned to Boston and had a chance to recharge our batteries. I’ll email “local” applicants directly once I’ve finished planning this first big trip.

Thanks all for your patience, and for your interest in I’m Vegan!


One last casting update before the big announcement


Hey there, all.

I’m getting super-close on casting, FYI. I’ve narrowed down all the submissions as far as I can without literally planning the entire trip. So now I have to work out the logistics to find out whether it’s realistic to meet everyone who made the final cut. Sadly, more candidates may get cut in order to make the route work in the time allotted.

Once I think I have a solid itinerary, I will get in touch with those who made it onto the map and confirm whether they are available on those dates. If there are any alterations that need to be made (shuffling dates, swapping interviewees, etc.), I will work those out and finalize the schedule. At that point, I should have a final list of stops and dates that I’ll be able to publicize all over, and we’ll get cracking on putting up that route map. Remember that even if you don’t make the final cut, there may be an opportunity to meet you during the trip, or for you to help out in some other way (publicity, music, design, other networking).


Thanks again for your interest in the project!


Casting update/reminder


Hi, all.

If you’re one of the people who was contacted for a second round of casting but have not yet heard back, realize that I am going through the submissions daily. I have received quite a few and, as you know, they are somewhat lengthy. I’m also balancing the submissions against the need to plan a reasonable itinerary, amongst other variables, so this is a bit more time-consuming than just picking any stand-out submissions.

I promise to make an announcement here once the final cut is made. At that point, everyone who is going to be profiled will have been notified and anyone who has not been notified as of that announcement will know they were not selected. I do wish I could meet more of you than I’ll be able to meet. Please know that even if you are not selected, your submission was strongly considered and caused me much deliberation!


vegandocumentary.com re-launched!


The day is finally here: vegandocumentary.com has been re-launched as the official home of the I’m Vegan documentary project! Special thanks to Wyatt Greene for handling all my various requests and for putting in all the hours that made this site possible.

You’ll notice as you click around that we still have some features to roll out, but go ahead and kick the tires—catch up on our publicity, follow the project on Twitter, and all that good stuff. Those of you following the project elsewhere may noticed that I took a few minutes to update the blog settings at the I’m Vegan Facebook fan page, which will import blog posts from the revamped site via RSS, and that I did the same for the FeedBlitz email list. Email subscribers will now find the latest I’m Vegan blogs and vlogs delivered directly to their inbox! (for those of you who know what to do with it, our RSS feed is here)

So, hopefully I did all that right, and the few hundred of you that are subscribed via email orwho are fans at Facebook will receive this notice and watch the welcome vlog I recorded for our home page a little over a week ago, before the re-launch was delayed due to Internet Explorer not playing nice with our design. I didn’t have time to record a new vlog, so some of this may seem a little off, but I wanted to get the news out ASAP. Without further ado: 

FYI, in case you don’t watch the video, I wanted to make sure you knew that the open casting period is now over. I am now knee-deep in choosing who I will meet for the project. I’ll be back once that has been accomplished, so stay tuned!

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