It’s a bit surreal to think about the journey this film has been on over the past two years, and over the past several months more specifically. There are contracts, story boards, rental agreements, deal memos, props, wardrobes, special effects, and the list goes on and on. This is REALLY happening. I get to make my directorial debut with an incredibly talented cast and crew, and I couldn’t be more elated. And if I’m being honest… terrified! There are so many variables that have gone into planning and preparing for this production weekend, and there are still so many more to finalize in a few short days. I feel like this film is much the same as giving birth. It’s going to happen regardless of how ready I feel I am for it to happen. I believe in the script, the concept, my actors, and my crew. So now I just need to remind myself that I’ve got this. Every director out there probably felt butterflies before setting foot onto THEIR first film set on the first day of production. And then instinct and creative intuition take over and they lived in the moment. I’m ready for that moment to happen to me.
To all the individuals who have helped this dream become a reality, thank you seems like such an underwhelming word to convey my gratitude and appreciation, but thank you nonetheless. A world of emotions and humble gratefulness lives in every syllable of those two words: Thank you! This would not have been possible without you.