The past month has been a whirlwind, but I guess I could say the same for the past year. The past year and a half to be exact. That is how long it’s taken to get to this point– shooting the fundraising trailer for my film! It’s crazy to me that it’s happening. We had Day 1 of shooting yesterday, Day 2 is today and I’m going to be honest here; I have NO idea what I’m doing! I’m scared shitless.
Part of me wishes I had more time, more money, more knowledge. But I know that the only way to work past fear is through it and the only way to get something made is to do it. If I waited for the perfect time, the perfect budget, the perfect this, that and the other, the trailer– and the film for that matter– could’ve, and probably would’ve, always remained just a dream. But here I am in the middle of it all, just flying by the seat of my pants!
There were definitely many points throughout the day where I thought, “Oh my god this is actually happening right now. This is so awesome.” My friend/writing partner and I would just look at each other in excitement, and say “This is going to look so cool!” I can’t believe all the favors we’ve pulled, the locations we got and the little team we assembled. This is what making your own work feels like– amazing (and terrifying, exhausting, confusing… I mean, I’m not gonna lie. But after all that, it is still a truly unique and amazing experience).
Can’t wait to share the footage! In the mean time, I included some pics from the shoot…