Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer 2013 update

BABC is back in the saddle again.
We've already shot a bunch of green screen and this sunday we'll shoot an important expository scene with Matt Brown, Lana O'Brien and Hannah Brown.

After that, we must shoot only two more days with Matt, Sheldon, one with Corky and one with a bunch of soldiers milling about, with a reporter providing news story coverage.

I know what you're thinking....
"But what about the rest of the movie?"
"I thought we we're gonna get to run around in the woods and kill each other."

Well, you're right, that was the plan.
And we may get to some of that.
But the fact of the matter is I will be lucky to get three days this summer where all the people I need are in the right place at the right time.

Last summer, don't forget, was only actually three or four days of filming, that took months and months of planning.
I have more than a few new grey hairs and I'm approximately $8000 in the hole.
(I'm not complaining, these are just the facts.)
I'm not willing to go any greyer or spend another dollar on something that will not be completed at best, (so a short version of the film, maybe 45 minutes,) and be completely unreleasable at worst, (either nonsensical or just plain bad.)
(Not that it's bad now, but things that don't make sense, well, they don't make sense.)

I think I can put together a film that will make sense, be informative, entertaining and something we can all be proud of, but it's not going to be the film that I envisioned, simply because I've bitten off more than I can chew.

I apologize to anyone involved if they feel disappointed. I'm simply not allowing to be disappointed.
I still think we've got some good stuff, had some fun and learned a lot.
I'm definitely going to continue making films after BABC is done, but they will be simpler, cheaper and use fewer people.

For now, please stay on alert. There are ten days filming, minimum to wrap this baby up. Beyond the three days that I absolutely must have, these remaining days will be gravy. As in, if we can get to them we will.
This will mean that some of the key characters in the film: the Old Man, the Zetas, all of the Beaver Creek women and children, will likely be cut.
But only likely. Perhaps circumstances will change that will allow for more of the film to be produced.
We will get as much gravy as we can, but I'm not pushing production into a third year.
I've got too many other stories to tell.

Thank you,
I'll be in touch.

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