It’s like flipping a coin: either it’s a coin-flip, or it’s a dead end. That’s where, for a very brief moment, it’s like, ‘Wow, this can’t possibly be real.’ And you’re like, ‘OK, I got it.’ ”
We talked to both men about how and why the project came together.
Simmons talked with us about the role of digital media in his business: “I think I’ve realized that the way to make a living from a movie is to be digital. I don’t think I’m going to change the business strategy overnight. … It’s going to happen slowly, though.” So there are some risks in the business.
We spoke with Wauchula on how the role of digital media has altered the film industry.
“It’s almost like a whole new industry has arisen — this whole digital video industry. There’s still a lot more of an education process to it than just shooting a movie. I’ve even gotten used to it at the point where I don’t mind [taking] three weeks to see one film. I just look at it as two, three, four films a year.
“There’s an industry that you might not have known existed before. People are like, ‘Oh, that’s just a bunch of guys on the Internet, that’s not a real business.’ … That’s the beauty of the Internet, really, is that a lot of new players are starting from scratch — and it’s going to take all of us to make it work.”
On how his son plays video games: “I have two kids at home who play Call of Duty. They’re like kids on the block. My son plays Madden, and my daughter plays NBA Live. I see them doing it as adults, so it kind of fits my perception of them.” What’s most important, he said that there’s enough room for the creativity of children. “We can get into these different realms that they’re passionate about. Even if they’re not at the top of their game, at least they’re passionate about it as a kid. They’re still being entertained, and maybe even a little bit confused.”
What We Are
The Laundromat is an independent business started by two friends in 2003 in an old grocery store in a part of London that had gone through change.
We are owned by a business owner who was looking to find a solution to the huge