Lorenda Starfelt, my wife and artistic companion for almost 16 years, died of cancer on March 16, 2011 at approximately 7:55 PM. We were about to embark on a new feature film – a musical film, no less – based on a story/treatment she had penned earlier in the year. The film, entitled Beginning Blue, is in pre-production as I write this.
Lorenda was one of the most enthusiastic and energetic individuals I’ve ever known, and I am infinitely better for having known her. I loved her madly while she was alive, and I love her with equal fervor now that she’s moved on. This site is intended not simply as a tribute to her memory, but also as a checkpoint for her past, present and ongoing creative projects. You’ll find there’s a lot to go through in here: images, essays, creative writings, and a brief biography which I hope to add to in the months to come.
Lorenda was a brilliant woman, and a deeply loving and moral spirit. She was never my muse, she was my companion and collaborator in the truest and deepest sense of those words.
Brad Mays, April 3, 2011
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