From: shelly silver (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 19 2006 - 17:11:54 PST

I'm very pleased to announce the launch of the website:

an experiment in community building and storytelling.

Andrea, the creator of the website, is the fictional heroine of my
upcoming film project '' She starts the website as
a means of escaping her life in a conservative Upstate New York town.
In her own words:

"I want this to be a website for all of us who wish to escape some
part of our lives (our job, famly, relationship, political or
economic situation, city, country world), where we can share stories
about our current lives, as well as our plans, hopes and strategies
for our desired escape."

The stories Andrea receives will influence the trajectory of her
story, and the images, sounds and videos uploaded to the site will be
incorporated into the final film.

Programming of the site is being done by Darrel O'Pry, with
additional assistance from Mark Pahlavan (thank you both!!!) and it's
happily using 'community plumbing' from drupal (

So if you need to escape (or have successfully escaped already)
please visit and contribute often! And if you've never wanted to
escape, but are nevertheless curious about those of us who do, please
visit too.

Also, if you have any suggestions about how the site is functioning
(or not) please let me know. We're still ironing out the kinks,
expanding usability and are actively looking for feedback.

All the best,
email suppressed

(apologies for crosslistings!)

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.