Release time is coming faster then I’de like to believe some days! The current plan is to release the film at the end of August with a delivery date for the master copy in mid-July. That date is getting closer and closer! The pressure is on! We shot some crucial and very helpful pick ups last week with actors Jared Young and Jennifer Mercurio. After getting feedback from over 60 people who have seen the film, we shot the new footage to right some wrongs. No shame in that! The film is better for it. I hope to lock another reel of the film (if not two) before this week is over. Composer Jurgen Beck has also begun work on the score. It’ll be great to see what he comes up with as time this time around. Jurgen scored my last film STANDING FIRM and did a fantastic job.
Something I started working on but haven’t had time to complete is the trailer for the film. I can’t wait to get that done so I can really start up the marketing process! I think you’re all really going to love seeing some of the footage we have. In the meantime I’ve been working on the new website, and writing up press documents. Wearing lots of hats doesn’t make things easy. I’m writing this blog post at 3am currently. Most of the work I do on the film is from about 11pm to 3am with my normal job taking up time from the time I get up until then. It’s an exhausting schedule but having a job and being a filmmaker doesn’t give me much choice! At some point there will be a massive press list to work through to line up interviews, reviews, and everything in-between. I have a lot of heavy thinking (and scheduling) to do to make all this work! For you independent filmmakers out there, you know why this is difficult and for those interested in making your own feature film one day, get ready, because the road is exhausting and long but well worth it! I’m really looking forward to seeing what viewers have to say about this film. I also need to finalize the DVD Cover ASAP which has been a challenge. It’s hard to satisfy everybody with the cover and ultimately it comes down to attracting the buyer, not necessarily meeting the typical standards of what a DVD Cover or Poster should do! I’m getting to the part of the process where I need to take the “artist” hat off and put on the “business” hat. Looking at all my promotional material including trailers, press items, website, and everything else involved in an objective way is necessary for success. I can’t be too close to the film that I blow it on the marketing end! There’s nobody here but me to restrain myself, lol.
I’m happy to announce that the film will be mixed at The Erwin Brothers HQ in Birmingham, AL. The Erwin Brothers are the fantastic team behind the hit film OCTOBER BABY and the upcoming comedy MOMS’ NIGHT OUT. If you haven’t made plans to see MOMS’ NIGHT OUT on May 9th, you need to! It’s a very good film that everyone can enjoy. I know that sounds cliche, but having seen the film many times I give it my full endorsement. It’s very funny! I’m excited to have their sound man Stephen Preston mixing the movie at the end of June. I know the film is going to sound its absolute best with his hands (and ears) on the job.
The jury is still out on whether or not the film will be on Wal-Mart shelves or in Redbox kiosks. Getting into Redbox especially would be a huge blessing on the film so for those of you praying for its release and success, please pray Redbox comes through and accepts the film! Given the films larger cost than the last movie, getting into some of these distribution avenues will greatly aid paying back the film. Making investors happy is at the top of my priority list! I do want to make another movie after all.
Thanks everybody for your support! If you haven’t yet, please sign up on our email list so you can get all the best information concerning the film as soon as its available, including pre-order information. Feel free to look around the newly designed website as well. I’ll be adding more to that as time goes on.
Kyle Prohaska, Director