Since June 9, almost 7 months ago we have been always “looking forward.” Looking forward to our Indiegogo campaign, looking forward toward the end of that phase of fundraising, looking forward to writing the film and selecting subjects. Basically, a lot of planning and waiting. So as this year closes and a new one arrives we are looking forward to making this film a viewable reality.
It is my job to determine the look of the film and begin the discussion of content. Right now we decide what our workflow will be technically and how it will eventually look on small and large screens. We discuss themes, topics, questions and view points of what we want the film to communicate.
So many decisions are made at the beginning. It is impossible to simply jump in. Especially with topics as and a subject as important as this. Thankfully, I enjoy this stage of the process most, taking an idea and looking at it from every angle. Questioning and understanding it from every perspective and possibility, finding ways to engage an unwilling audience and drawing them in. Much of the film is written on paper and in my mind. Now is simply the execution. The plane flights. The discussion. The meeting new people, spending time, sharing stories and experiencing what this film is really made of.
Tonight, as we countdown we look forward to new opportunities to Say It Out Loud. Here is to safe, prosperous, new phase of looking forward.