So, Michael Scott (not of the Office, a different Michael Scott) is a friend of mine. He’s an independent filmmaker and VFX artist in California. He’s kind of well-known for this pretty great series of lightsaber fighting videos he made:
as well as for his enthusiasm for (and criticism of movies).
On September 30th, he was hit by a car and critically injured. Like, very critically injured. His friends are trying to raise money to help him. I think he’s got insurance to cover his medical bills, but we all know that severe injuries cost a lot more than medical bills — based on the extent of the damage, he could be out of work for months (possibly forever).
Michael was the first person who expressed interest in film rights to The Translated Man. He has since hired me to write several film treatments for him. I’ve found him to be a very smart, very good, very generous person. I know that many of you guys don’t know him from Adam (strictly speaking, most of you don’t know ME from Adam), but if you’ve got a few dollars lying around, he sure could use the help.