One big surprise we had at the world premier of the Dog Movie was a sneak peek trailer of my next film, “Every Town has a Jimbo.”
Jimbo Beckman is a fixture of Northwest Portland. He walks the earth every day, and no one is really sure where he goes.
But Jimbo knows everybody. Like Jax in Once There Was a Giant, Jimbo is the Hunte Dog, the dog in the village that everybody knows.
Thirty-some years ago, Jimbo was a professor at Evergreen College in Washington. One day, he was driving his VW Bug to a favorite fishing spot when he lost control and rolled the vehicle. He suffered a traumatic head injury.
It took Jimbo over a year to re-learn to walk and talk. Today, he tells the same stories, over and over. It’s like he can’t create new memories. And this forever now that he lives in, there is Walking, Friends, and Whiskey. Every day.
At Jimbo’s request, this film will benefit the Audubon Society. Look news about the film at http://everytownhasajimbo.com in the coming months.