By the time I first consciously learned about Carla Kihlstedt from Aaron Novik a couple of years ago, I must have seen and heard a number of times on Tin Hat and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum records. By then Carla already left San Francisco, and I did not get a chance to see her play or meet her for some time. This Summer, shortly after starting the video series, I got a chance to see a production of Necessary Monsters at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The show was phenomenal with an amazing cast of musicians including Rob Reich, Dina Maccabee, Theresa Wong, Freddi Price, Michael Mellender and Carla’s husband Matthias Bossi on drums on percussion. Two days later Dina invited me spend a day with the cast out on the bay. I got to meet Carla and Matthias and we made plans to shoot.
We shot this in Wellington Bowler’s back yard. Wellington recorded sound and Rick Butler helped us shoot.