Yesterday we had our first full production meeting on-set. Overall, I think it was a successful walk through. I tried to be as thorough as possible so that was a clear understanding of how i see the scenes. As always, my mind goes a hundred miles an hour and afterwards I feel guilty for speaking so fast. I’m sure I probably left tons of things out. No matter how much time you allot for, it is never enough to go over all the details. Perhaps everyone is more confused than informed. I just hope I didn’t alienated everyone too much.
There were some great suggestions and considerations all around. I want everyone to have there say in it. I’d like to think that this is their film just as much as it is mine. It was wonderful to have Carmen there, who is playing the lead role of Maria. I felt that it was really important that everyone got a chance to meet her before the shoot and finally put a name to a face. We discussed wardrobe and production design and we have some great ideas, even though our “budget” is not so forthcoming and nonexistent, but I know that we can make it work.
Less than a week away and there is so much still to be done and worked out, but I feel confident that it will. I look forward to a great shoot for Stage 1 Films. This is a great step forward in what I believe will be a successful production company.
It’s a small production, but it marks a very important touchstone in my life. I’ve been waiting for quite some time to get back into production. To get back behind the camera and I feel privileged to be in the company of our team. They are some of the most talented people that I have known. I hope that I can make them proud and make this experience worth there time and energy.
Things happen for a reason. I have to believe that there is a specific reason that the time is now and that this is the production that starts it all up again. To say that this marks an important time in my life is an understatement. This is a symbolic, paramount moment. After all the ideas that have been swimming in my head for all these years, I find it interesting that this is the idea that begins a new stage in my life. Here’s to confidently plunging into dreams like thieves in the night.