Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Introducing Little Fish (and Dues Payer)

So, some of you may have been wondering why I have two "aka"s listed under my name on the right side of our blog page. Or you may not have cared a whit (perhaps more likely). "Dues Payer" is a user name I have adopted as an online header for a while now, after I established a (sort of) production company, named Dues Payer Productions. I have now written, directed, and produced two short films, both under the Dues Payer flag. (One film is still in the post-production phase, and is not available for viewing yet).

The first film I made is called Changing Baby, and is viewable at www.myspace.com/duespayerproductions OR www.myspace.com/kristi_israel_rivas. It is a strange little film, so if you take a look at it, be warned. The second film, which is now being edited, is called For Closure, and is a pretty bleak look at the end of a marriage. It should be finished in a month or so. I plan to write more in the future about these films and the process of filmmaking in general, but I wanted to mention them now in the context of revealing more about my nicknames.

"Little Fish" is a new nom de plume I have adopted especially for "Dimensions." When I decided I wanted to start a blog, I had the idea that it would be primarily a way for me to keep loved ones informed of my adventures in Los Angeles, where I am planning to move at the end of April. I fully expect to have both success and failure there, and foresee many rich storytelling opportunities awaiting me.

Thus, I thought, what better nickname under which to write about these adventures than "Little Fish." After all, that is exactly what I will be. Actually, I may be more like Plankton or Algae, so insignificant will my Hollywood presence be at first. But Little Fish is just more poetic than Plankton, so there you go.

So, I plan to blog about my adventures in Los Angeles mainly under the name "Little Fish", and if I write about new productions for the Dues Payer company, I may use that name. And sometimes, if I am feeling particularly exposed to the elements of harsh reality, I may just write under my own name, Kristi Israel. After all, I love my family, and they gave me that name. I am proud to take it to California. Hopefully I will make them proud as well!

Stay tuned- Little Fish is online apartment hunting in Los Angeles over the next couple of weeks. We'll see what kind of adventures lay in store for me in that department. I will be making a big faith step by renting an apartment without actually seeing it, but when you are poor, you don't have much choice. Any of you out there who pray, feel free to send up some requests to the Lord on my behalf for a reasonable, decent apartment in a pretty safe neighborhood, which meets my needs both seen and unforeseen!

1 comment:

  1. I will say a prayer for you, Kristi! I hope all works out well with your move.