So the latest chapter comes to close as we’ve managed to find the money to pay our crew back.
For a time there it was incredibly difficult to think straight with the chasing phonecalls, trying to financially strategize the rest of the film and make creative decisions on where to go next and all whilst worrying how to pay the tax return, bills and eat. There is no hint of glamour in our film-making lives. Even this morning in the corner shop I had to count out 21 1p pieces to help pay the milk. But hey now we know when it gets really bad you can survive it, you just have to keep going and swallow the pangs of guilt, embarrassment and frustration. For Liz, Clare and I think we feel incredibly reassured that we have such a good relationship out of all of this and thats a crucial investment for making it work both now and in the future.
In the meantime we’re getting a great response to a promotional piece we edited together and hopefully its got us 2-3 investment deals to help us finish the film too. We’re now starting to pencil dates for a 2nd shoot to help us achieve some 2nd unit material and working with an editor on the start of an assemble.
One of the artists we worked with (Orly Orbach) is also exhibiting at the Hackney Empire and we’re starting to look at some animation ideas with her. And we’re hoping to meet with Matthew Herbert week after next to start sound/music ideas off.
Slowly, slowly we’re whirring back into production again.