Mom. Wife. Filmmaker. Dog lover. Happy. What else is there?

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.

Welcome.

Brad Mays, April 3, 2011

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