Updates! Okay, so the poster was done by Amber Winkelmann. Her website is listed below so you can see more of her work. Her stuff is also for sale, *wink* *wink*
Where is it? Oh, it'll be on the imdb page once I've paid for it (at which time I will also receive the 27" x 40" copy). Okay, what else is new?
I also got the music samples this past weekend and took the time to apply them to my film so I could know where I want each finished copy and everything else. Then my cast and crew premiere is on the 6th and I've been putting their DVDs together. My producer (Marco Scioscia) saw the film at this point in time and said "That was certainly very amusing. Not bad for your first full length go. I'll put it this way: it's better than Oliver Stone's first feature. You'll be winning Oscars in no time!"
I guess I'm happy about that because Marco was really critical of Invisible Diary, so was I but I'm probably going to be critical of all of my films. No film will ever be good enough. However, I'm very happy that I set out to make a feature film and I managed to do it. Not only did I manage to do it, I managed to do it all by myself (for the most part, I did have actors and a few crew monkeys but I set out to do it and I followed through on every step). I'm already planning another feature film. Maybe another short. I do have other plans in the meantime (get a trade so I can make money easier to make another film and get my own place) but at this point in time, I'm happy with everything that I've accomplished. I won't be 25 until next month but I managed to churn out two films while I was 24.
I thank a lot of people in my credits, most of them are people who let us use their house for the movie, one of them helped me with the script, one of them was a good friend, one of them was not only a good friend but also supportive during my ape shit times, and one of them is someone I forgot to thank in my last film. I thank YHWH because without Him, none of this would have ever been possible. He took my car away last year and at first I thought it was a curse. However, twenty-three days later, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. He did a lot for me last year, too much for me to turn around and say He doesn't exist. I've been there before, but not anymore. I often doubt He loves me but I do know He's there and...well, that's at least something.
I may have lost everything and two people close to me doing this film. I can't say if it was worth it yet or not because one of them can always come back. I'm usually very true to my word, when I say I'll do something I do it (I can think of only two exceptions in my life). I held up my end of the bargain. Did I often regret diving directly into another film? Yes, quite often. Did I ever listen to other people when I shouldn't have? All the time! Did I learn anything from this experience? So much. One thing I definitely want to do on my next film is get a cinematographer.
Well, that's all for today but it's more than I've given you guys in a while. Also, Amber's website is listed below. I highly suggest going over there.