It’s 5:32 AM on January 16th. Today’s the day we premiere at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. We’ve been at work since 9 AM yesterday. It’s been a lot of work, and a long day, but I honestly can’t express how much fun. Can’t remember the last time I pulled an all-nighter. Honestly, I think the last time I was up this long and late, I ended up with a daughter by the end of it.
I’m not about to share these thoughts out loud for fear that Christian and Brandon will throw me out the window.
We still had a lot to do as of yesterday: finish sound design, plug in the score, and color correct the film. And now, after nearly 24 hours of finishing work on our movie, we have our film. It’s awesome. Wicked. Dope, even. Yes, dope, I plan on bringing back the slang terms from my youth, starting with “dope.” There is very little cooler than when my daughter tells me I look dope in the morning.
Anyway, the film. First, it’s done. Seven months and 2 days since I first sent the short story to Brandon, we’ve finished our project. It stands at just over 26 minutes long. It may not win any awards, might not even make it into any fests, but I’m very proud of the finished product. I’m amazingly proud to have worked on this project with the likes of Brandon and Christian and the rest of our cast and crew. I get goosebumps just watching it, and it’s not just the lack of sleep at this point.
We’re burning the movie to disk now, should be able to all go our separate ways home for a nap before the premiere at Spruce Peak today. I am really excited to see it on the big screen. Hopefully, I’ll see a few of you there. If I look a little blurry eyed, you’ll know why.
Don’t worry, now that we’ve wrapped post, I’ll have more time to catch you all up on what Brandon and I have been doing these last couple weeks.