David Imel asks: Hey Evan. Something I forgot to ask your thoughts on at your book signing event is how you think about what format a certain type of media should take. For example, I keep almost writing something just for the written word, but then feel like if I'm not also making a video version of it, it feels like lost potential. But also being a perfectionist such as yourself I end up stressed about whether it's a strong enough idea for a video, and generally don't move forward with anything at all. I suppose it is entirely possible to test it in a written format first and see if it feels strong enough to take to other mediums (video, audio), but I also worry about burdening the audience with a rehash of the same content, just in different formats.
I hope this is a good place to connect with you. Yesterday I went live with a kickstarter for Bombadil Finale (the successor to Finding Tom Bombadil, a 2019 detective documentary about a man on a quest to find his favourite fiction character in the real world) - and a friend of mine (@bobvanluijt) said: "Get in touch with Evan, I think he would love this project."
Would you have a moment for a chat or a phone call?
Bombadil Finale follows a fellowship of nine as they trek to the valley of Thórsmörk on Iceland to perform a rhyme, hoping to draw Tom Bombadil to our planet.
It would be wonderful if more people would know about this project and could support it, or share it with others.
Best wishes from Amsterdam,
Joost van de Loo
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