It seemed like just yesterday I was asking family members I hadn't talked to in years to hand over money for a project they knew nothing about. Shit, come to think of it, I don't even know if my aunt knew I was gay, so I guess that means I was asking for money AND coming out.
Either way, F TO 7TH is mostly in the can. I say "mostly" because I don't know what percentage six out of eight would be.
We have two more episodes to shoot, then onto post, where SV Bliss will work her editing magic.
What did I learn? Besides the fact that I can't avoid the charge of being extremely narcissistic (not only do I act in my work, but I play two of me), I am humbled by the sense that filmmaking is not about the finished product; it is about the process that delivers that package. And once the finished product is out in the universe, you can't be precious about it. It will be imperfect and it should be, so get over it and make something else.
A smart guy I know (I won't say who MICHAEL SHOWALTER) said that this career is not a sprint, it's a marathon. I keep that in the index of my brain and look it up once in awhile when I think about what a failure I am, or how successful I could be, or how I used to want to get a chin job and now I don't.
http://vimeo.com/51116022 I know there are a thousand of these going around and if you gave to each one, you'd go broke. So I'm asking you to go broke. Right now we have 26 backers and $739. Good start, but it's a fast and furious campaign and we need to push harder. It struck me yesterday that if we don't make our goal, we don't make our show. Dramatic but true.
Side note: I'm in the midst of writing new episodes and I'm inspired and intimidated by the process. It's really great to have Jason on board because he's just as OCD as I am. The other day he said, "You just focus on writing and I'll take care of the other stuff." I don't even know what that means. I think it was a really great thing to hear but just the thought of relaxing makes me nervous.
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