On The Horizon - an actual update
The immediate tasks and deadlines are very clear while other objectives are still a bit cloudy.
Still editing. I am on pace to lock picture on/by March 31st and from there we’ll head into sound design/edit/mix etc. It’s a little unclear what that looks like, but there have been significant developments in that arena (for a later update).
In the mean time it’s plugging(cutting) away in the editing room and these fun adventures…
I’ve applied and was accepted to be part of One Spark, a live crowd sourcing festival to be held in Jacksonville April 17 - 21. I will be setting up shop in the Main Street Park and will be utilizing Rusty-T as my ‘tent’ and base of operations. I’ll have an a/v unit set up to show trailers, and clips from the film.
One Spark has $250k that gets dispersed amongst the creators via crowd votes. So… if I get 10% of the vote I get $25k. If you’re in Jacksonville, FL, or have plans for a vacation in April, come out and vote for The Lengths. Shahid Kahn (Jacksonville Jaguars owner) is also donating an additional $1million (don’t know how/if that’s divided). On top of that $1.25 million, anyone at the festival can choose to donate. It’s like Kickstarter, but in person. All additional funds raised will go towards sound, music/score, color correction and festival submission/travel. I’ll probably also make another Kickstarter-like video… but for post production.
In addition to One Spark, I’ve applied to to IFP’s (independent filmmaker project) First Time Filmmaker Labs. If accepted I’ll get some valuable resources and contacts to help push the film through post and into festivals and or distribution.
And finally, because I noticed I had too much free time, I’ve started a podcast! I’ve been interviewing fellow zero budget filmmakers who are in various stages of completion about what it was like for them to get their project finished and what they learned along the way. I hope to get it syndicated through NoFilmSchool.com and hope it will be helpful to others who are thinking about making that first-film leap (and selfishly to bring attention to me and The Lengths - I really love attention). I was hoping to have that published by March 1 but it’s looking more like an April publication.
Now that was an update.