Joined: 15 Jan 2008 Posts: 374
Kristin Chalmersí Weblog Journalist who is writing a story about 48 hours in purgatory
Gone gone gone. January 22, 2008 ē No Comments
Manhattan air. Somehow, itís not as bad you start to believe it is. And how you can you not love breathing magic?
Alright, the Skeleton Key offices at 401 and in Jersey are closed up. No forwarding address or anything and both have been re-rented (by a lawyer and a doctor respectively).
So now what?
Look for members of the crew (Veronica, Jet, Arkham)
Contact family (Search Hawkins in NYC/Boston and everywhere in between)
Contact 48HiP subjects (this one will be tough)
Iíll start there, I guess and see where that brings me.
I found a cell number for Brody and called. Seems to be in service, but the machine ďspaceĒ after the beep is weird and flat, if that makes any sense. Like speaking into a void. Anyway, maybe this will go easier than I thought and Iíll get a call back from Brody himself.
Progress. January 24, 2008 ē No Comments
Well, I wish I had more to report, but I did manage to touch base with someone who part of the 48HiP street team. They said some of them had been in touch with the film crew as recently as Christmas.
Now to hunt them down, I guess.
New Leads February 1, 2008 ē No Comments
Ok, I have some leads. I have another project winging me to San Diego for a few weeks and then Iíll be able to follow these up:
Veronica is from Montreal and I think Iíve found her family. Time to sift the phone numbers. That might take a while.
Jet is in NYC working with another film crew. Theyíre Japan right now shooting something, so Iíll try to catch up with him when they get back.
No hot tips on the other twoÖ yet.
Brodyís hometown is Ambrosia, Mass., but Iím having no luck mapping to it. Iíll dig into it more when I get back.
I donít know why, but Iím definitely growing some mad obsession for this project. I think it might help me make a real splash as self-made film business-gal-chick-dudette.
I got a copy of the film! February 19, 2008 ē No Comments
Ok, just got home. The biggest news is I got a copy of the film in the mail while I was gone. I had sent a request to the agency repping Brody and co. for a press copy for review.
Iím going to watch and re-watch. Build the obsession!
Fruitful week. February 27, 2008 ē No Comments
Well, I touched base with Jet. He seems pretty interested in talking with me. It was a brief conversation, but when he gets home (in March, gah) weíre going to meet up and talk.
Hereís hoping it goes ok.
I also tracked down Veronicaís parents, but as soon as I mentioned looking for info on Veronica and Brody, she hung up on me. They havenít answered any further phone calls, so weíll call that a dead end for now.
Nothing on Arkham or the subjects, yet. But I have all their names now and theyíre all in Canada, though one of them is from - get this - Ambrosia!
Alright. Buckling down. Iím in post on my other project, but Iíll get back to this when we wrap. Multi-tasking is killing me!
Tagged for searching. Glad I started that now!
Jet is in town! March 2, 2008 ē No Comments
Alright, Jet (Jagt, but I havenít got a clue how to say that) is in town. Weíre meeting up this week coming, probably Tuesday.
This could be big!
In more personal news, singleness is starting to suck. When our film wraps prod., Iím going to seriously think about life choices.
Work isnít life. Well, a littleÖ
Alright. Iím done sulking. That wasnít so bad, Jar, gimme a break!
Postponed. March 4, 2008 ē No Comments
Well, the meeting is postponed. Thatís ok, not like I donít have a real job to do.
But I just keep thinking thereís something very odd happening here.
I had thought, flight of fancy I suppose, that time distortions could be triggered by traumatic events.
Eek. My alarm. Anyway, letís explore that thought later. Time for some reality.
Something weird. March 6, 2008 ē No Comments
I just found all these ďsearch for BrodyĒ videos. Some of them have pictures of some guy that Iím SURE isnít Brody in them.
In a brief chat with Jet he made some mumblefood comment about Brody wanting to disappear, ďlike beforeĒ. I think, somehow, Brody has messed with these bandwagoners who have never met him.
Hm. Iíll have to think this all through.
I also found something weird when I went back to the Jersey office to ask the new tenants some questions (which was pointless).
There was a piece of graffiti on the wall, which looked ďinvitedĒ that said ďThanks FlaggĒ and was tagged by some NYC street artist group.
I wanted to take a picture, but they had security cameras everywhere.
Anyway, Iím going to do some mad googling tonight. Seems thereís a lot to know yet. And I need some PIZZA! Purely for research, though.
SometimesÖ March 9, 2008 ē No Comments
A knock at the door or a phone call can change your life.
Today was one of those kinds of days.
I made contact with one of the subjects from the film. He was oblivious to itís success, but told me all about the positive effect filming of it had on him. Heís in a relationship, happy with his life and no longer a recluse, and he attributes it to Brody. Now I find myself doubting my judgments about Mr. Hawkins.
But Iím exhausted. More on this after some sleep.
James March 10, 2008 ē No Comments
The Professorís story is pretty incredible. I wonít spoil it, but wow. He might be a bit of a loon, but he seems very articulate and peaceful for a nutjob. So I sort of want to believe his ghost story.
Jet is able to meet with me next week. Iíll have to bide my time, chewing my nails to be quick. Iíve got a line on Arkham (whatís with these guyís names??) and I might shoot back to Cali and hunt him down.
I might have a backer for this project, would be a big help. Still talking with him, but hopefully it works out.
In other news, boy trouble. What else is new? I guess relationships suffer at the hands of this career, but weighing passions in torturous.
48hoursinpurgatory.com is coming to pwn your a$$e$!
..In theaters near you.
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:29 pm
Joined: 09 Jun 2006 Posts: 1432
Update Kristin discovered the purgatorium forum today and password protected her blog shortly thereafter. Here's the last entry she posted:
Lost and Found March 17, 2008 ē No Comments
I did it. I hopped a plane to California and found Arkham. It didnít go well. He was hanging out in a restaurant with a redhead and he was on the move as soon as he saw my camera. Stupid. I should have been more careful.
Anyway, I caught up to them, but he took a shot at me and that was unnerving enough to make me freeze up. When I started off again, I couldnít find them.
So no answers there, but I think the footage speaks volumes.
In weirder news, Iíve come across some really odd things online. Somehow Brody or someone else has orchestrated some kind of online game or something. So weíve got what looks like a filmmaker in hiding working overtime to convince everyone heís a fictional character in a movie or something.
I guess Iíll have to give points for ingenuity, anyway.
Iím meeting with Jet on Thursday, barring any complications. I have a feeling this is going to be big.
If I could just get Brody on the phone, thoughÖ that would be bigger.
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:53 pm
Joined: 09 Jun 2006 Posts: 1432
Trawna. April 11, 2008
Why do they talk like this?
Anyway, here I am. Itís actually not that bad here.
Iíve got a few leads and a DIRT cheap hotel room.
Iíve got contact numbers for the prostitute and the blond guy so far. At least I hope they work out.
Fingers and legs crossed.
I miss the big stink a bit thoughÖ ah well.
Motion. March 27, 2008
With my meeting w/ Jet being postponed again, I decided to dig around on the subjects and most of them are in Toronto, Canada. At least I think so.
I think Iíll go look for them. These subjects have been WAY harder to track down than I expected. Maybe just showing up in their areas and digging will be more fruitful. Iíll try to get an on-camera with James while Iím there.
Iíve been really struggling with a sense of being watched too. Big city paranoia, I guess.
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:39 pm
I Never Tire of My Own Voice
Joined: 15 Jan 2008 Posts: 3675 Location: Nederland
Lucky se7en April 19, 2008 ē No Comments
Well, Iíve had some luck setting up a string of interviews. Good stuff. Costly stuff. Seems maybe the outcomes arenít as bad as the film made it seem they would be. Could just be the way the film was cut.
Still, thereís an overarching theme that the interviewer (Brody) is a bastard. Hard to be liked making cartoon movies, let alone this kind of stuff. I guess so, anyway.
Anyway, estimations based on brief phone calls and emails aside, Wallace has been impossible to track down so far and Mark keeps putting me off. Maybe he and Jet are in cahoots, lol.
Anyway, back to work.
KRC's comments are reflected in Jagt's latest email:
Yeah, she's been in touch with me. I'm going to let her at it, I've moved on to another company. Need to bury the past. I hope.
I'm pretty reluctant to hand over the tapes and everything, somehow.
I think she's in Canada hunting the subjects down. I hope she's being careful. My conscience is weighed down enough.
Thanks for your concern, Amandel. Keep in touch.
UPDATE : Well, todayís the day! April 28, 2008
Iím connecting with Mark, the self-injury guy. Took forever to set this up. One last interview and Iím back to New York!
Youíre mine, Hawkins! lol
"I could write a hell of a paper on a grown man who dresses like a flying rodent."
"Can you hook up with a Snow Person? Can't tell you or I'd have to marry you."
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:44 pm
Joined: 09 Jun 2006 Posts: 1432
Kristin is being held captive and tortured When Kristin arrived for the above-mentioned meeting with Mark AKA Dr. Patient, she discovered that he had a very different agenda in mind. He is holding her captive in or near Simcoe, Ontario, CA, and is using her as a subject of his twisted Live Psych Experiment. If we, the control group, fail at the tasks "Doc" gives us, he has said she will die.
Please help us save Kristin, called BEX by the Doc, at http://www.hurtstoheal.com
http://www.hurtstoheal.com/commune (Doc's forum for the experiment)
http://twitter.com/chambermaid (BEX's twitter account)
http://www.hurtstoheal.com/livepsychgallery/ (images of BEX when Doc was stalking her)
Tue May 06, 2008 6:18 pm
Joined: 13 Sep 2007 Posts: 700 Location: Mankato, MN
This is GREAT! Woo Hoo!
Thu May 08, 2008 7:56 am
Joined: 09 Jun 2006 Posts: 1432
May 27, 2008
I have seen it from the inside.
1. Roman Catholic Church A state in which the souls of those who have died in grace must expiate their sins.
2. A place or condition of suffering, expiation, or remorse: a purgatory of drug abuse.
Tending to cleanse or purge.
Tue May 27, 2008 6:17 pm
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