#BAMF Award 2 -- Lenny Mesina

With film credits only a guy that can be described as an award-winning "Film Doctor" at Therapy, a monster of style, and *the guy with his finger on the pulse of street culture could manifest, please, meet our BAMF Awardee #2.

Our BAMF Q&A with Lenny:

gf - Facebook or Instagram?
lm - Instagram

gf - Twitter or Text?
lm - Text.

gf - Your favorite person to follow online?
lm - Tie: Steve "ESPO" Powers and his "Daily Metaltations" blog and Trustocorp and their subversive shenanigans.

gf - Biggest risk you have ever taken?
lm - Moving to SF from LA on a whim in 1995 where I eventually fell in love, studied film, then reluctantly, but wisely, moved back to LA in 2000.

gf - Next event you are attending?
lm - Personal-friend's wedding in Palm Springs. Professional-premiere of Plimpton! the doc on renaissance man George Plimpton.

gf - Best burger joint? 
LM - With apologies to Umami and In-N-Out, it's Shake Shack in NYC.

gf - Truth or Dare? 
lm - Dare.

gf - What is the strangest thing you own?
lm - Possibly this.

gf - What do you think Smurf meat tastes like?
lm - Rancid beef and gummy bears.


Examples of Lenny's brilliant editing work: 

IBM Think Exhibit - A stunning multi-platform, immersive exhibit with real-time data visualized within three experiences including a 12' high and 123' long video wall. Watch the video here.

Beautiful Losers - An award-winning documentary about the influential cultural movements and art of the 90s that reflected the subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti. The film includes interviews and footage of artists: Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Margaret Killgallen, and Harmony Korine with music by Money Mark. Watch the trailer.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest  - Directed by Michael Rapaport, this film documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day. The film includes interviews and footage of biggest artists in hip-hop: Ad-Rock, MCA, Questlove, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharrell Williams, Common, De La Soul and the list goes on-and-on. Check out the trailer here.  

You can follow Lenny on Twitter here.

By Gretchen Fox, Social Architect at grtchnfx