So last week or so I actually watched this video that my friend had posted on her own facebook. She is friends (in real life, too!) with CT Artist, Ty Morin, the creator of this amazing project. The short snippet of the trailer for this film is awesome itself. I can’t wait til it actually is finished. I think it’s such a creative idea to actually meet and greet every single Facebook friend of his. We are all amazing and interesting and different in our own ways, and to capture each and every one of his friends through this project and turn it into a documentary is beyond anything that I have ever come up with. Nowadays we have all these “friends” on Facebook that we either never talk to, barely talk to, barely know, or don’t know at all. We hide in our own definitions of what the internet really is, hide behind it and stick in our own world. We never communicate like we used to, meet people face to face, talk to people over the phone, in person, or send letters in the mail. I think this idea of meeting all of his friends in their own homes, featuring certain special and important aspects of their life, will change the way we look at our “friends.” Because, in reality, no pun intended, but are they really even our friends? I think after Ty completes his project, the photos, video and documentary, he really will have 788 real friends, on facebook at least, no uincluding any off of facebook.
So, check out the teaser video and let me know what you think! There’s a link on the page I linked below that sends you to his donation page to help fund his trip if you’d like to contribute to making this possible!
Posted By: Lindsay Hopkins