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Transmitting dispatches to the future past

Transmitting dispatches to the future past

HempenRoad Dispatch #6, June 1997

Mailing List #6

June 1997

Good Day ‘eh:

Here is some fast breaking news.

This is your virtual invitation to check out the sneak Premiere of the HempenRoad film.

The date is Tuesday, June 10th, at the infamous Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington. That is soon, so think fast.

The HempenRoad will be thrown out to the public as part of the Cascadin’ Film Festival. The event is promoted by the International Students Association and features an eclectic selection of experimental films, digital animation, Chinese opera and Indian dances.

Also serving up Hemp N’ Java Expresso and tasty hempenfood by Blue Heron Bakery. Live music follows and plenty time to kick back with a bunch of phun folks.

You can link to maps to Evergreen and pictures of the LongHouse where we will screen the films etc. For travel & ferry info, shoot mail to “uncleweed@olywa.net”

If you can make it, great, if not, there’s plenty of chances later this summer at Seattle Hempfest etc. Heck, this is even the first time I’ll see it.

Hope to see you there or later on down the Road . . .

dave olson

producer / writer

HempenRoad Dispatch #4, Feb. 1997

Mailing List #4

Early February 1997

Hello All;
This is a broadcast e.mail from the Hempen Road film. Fourth in a series.

New Film Pictures on the WWW.

Grab a peek at the all-new Hempen Road Web Site. On-line journals, film pictures, media releases, mailing lists, its all there. Fine new maps, graphics and no spelling errors :{__~

See the debut Clip in Vancouver.

Come check out the Sneak Preview in Van! A 15 minute clip featuring Victoria will debut at the CIHS Feb 18-19. Check us out and get a postcard from the Hempen Road.

The Hempen Road film crew will also document this landmark event and include exclusiveclips of the many fine speakers and panels including some Canadian hemp farmers. International researchers a packed trade show floor too.

Be there or . . . This event will also be cyber-cast via RealAudio. For more info the Vancouver Commercial Hemp Symposium visitwww.wisenoble.com or contactevents@wisenoble.com.
or catch it down the Hempen Road . . .

New Folks on Board

We’ve picked up a few hitchhikers along the Hempen Road.
Robert Lunday became our Exec. Producer. His skills in business, numbers & technology will make us a stronger tripod.

Ben Livingston is a graphic artist, writer and activist who will be helping with WWW duties so hold on to your mouse. . .
Robert and Ben can both be reached through Hemp.Net.
also visit Ben’s teenage poetics at Oblivion.Net.

Hold on California

We’ve had plenty gracious invitations to journey down to California which we hope to do soon. Especially since NW is well. . .damp. We’ve decided to wait a couple months and finish editing the Cascadia footage and head down with more time and bigger budget to do a top-notch shoot. So hang out and we’ll keep in touch.
Maybe we’ll meet in Vancouver too.

Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, comments.

Enjoy Knowledge,

dave olson

HempenRoad Dispatch #3, Jan. 1997

Mailing List #3

Early January 1997

Good day ‘eh

This is a broadcast e.mail update on the production of The Hempen Road Film Project.

More complete info is available at the Giggling Piglet Durable Goods Co-Op WWW page. Take a few minutes to check it out. Enjoy.

The Hempen Road is a documentary film about the contemporary commercial uses of industrial hemp and is currently in production along the west coast of North America.

Last message told of our succesful filming journey to Victoria, B.C., since then we’ve made it up to Seattle and down to Eugene for good times and great footage.

In Seattle we met with David and David of Earth Goods in their Beemis building loft (BTW what is it with guys named dave in the hemp biz? go figure).

Then Rob Jungman of Manastash, first at the store, then took a visit to the factory to talk with the garment workers.

Next we visited Cory at the Fremont Hemp Co.in Fremont, center of the universe (wait I thought that was Moab?)

After that, we visited the whole gang of folks at Universial Hemp’s new Belltown Hempery. We strolled down to Pike Place market with hemp info and cameras in tow and explored all around the waterfront for some nice shots of a nice looking harbor.

Next up was Eugene. We stayed in a great Yurt hut in Florence (famous for sand) on the way down.

We pulled into Living Seed Oil Company the next morning to meet Hungry Bear Todd Dolatto and his colleagues who are collectively doing some interesting work with oils and foods.

Next day I took a break as some dreadful virus reared its vengence in my guts.

The intrepid crew carried on with help from a friend and talked with hemp vendors at the public market then on to meet Carolyn & Harry of Living Tree Paper and Talking Leaves magazine.

Bruce at Sow Much Hemp filled up the rest of the afternoon and later he and Deidre got me feeling healthy again.

Due to the storm that spanked us hard, we missed Portland on NYE for the OCTA fundraiser gig but we’ll make it down next weekend to catch up with some more Oregon industrialists.

After that Bellingham, Wa for textiles, sweaters and snowboarding. Then off to the promised land, Vancouver.

Well, all for now, more info on the web page.

Hey, hope you all made it out alright through this storm. It was cold, wet, miserable and dark. Think nature is telling us something?

take care all,

dave.o

Contact me,Dave,uncleweed@olywa.net.

Or Eiji, the filmaker,eiji@olywa.net,

with any questions comments, concerns or happy thoughts. . .

HempenRoad Dispatch #2, Dec. 1996

Mailing List #2 — Early December1996

Good Day ‘eh;

This is a broadcast e.mail coming to you from The Hempen-Road Film Project.

For those not familiar with this film, let me explain. Starting a few weeks ago, myself, Dave Olson, filmaker Eiji Masuda and crew set out to make a film about the people, places and products of the comtemporary commercial hemp industry.

The response has been remarkable and we thank all of you who have expressed interest to talk with us and enthusiasm for our plans. We look forward to showing the finished product to you.

We recently returned from a succesful filming journey to Victoria, B.C. and are now readying for Washington, Oregon and then on to California.

So far the film is looking great. Interesting,intelligent people, great information, positive energy and lots of quality hemp goods.

This film will be available for distribution next spring and hopefully we’ll have it finished in time for the Vancouver Commercial Hemp Symposium in Feb.1997 which looks to be a very professional, exciting event.

May we suggest taking a few minutes and checking out all the low-down including a report on our Victoria journey on the Hempen Road web site. Just follow the signs and enjoy looking it over.

Please pay special attention to the part about Investment Opportunities with in the film project page. We are offering a one-third share of the project as an investment. This promises to be a film of exceptional quality, uniqueness and impact.

While at the web page, take a few to peruse through my Hemp in Japan research and art gallery. Enjoy Knowledge.

Thanks for your time and please send a message back if so inclined,

dave olson

uncleweed@olywa.net

p.s. if this info doesn’t interest you, let me know and we won’t keep in touch.o.k.

SXSW: Checking in while Gearing Up in Austin

Dave checks in while preparing swag and other gear piled high on a lawn in Austin, Texas awaiting the HootBus while SXSW 2013 gets underway.