Part of making films means you’re often working (or at least thinking about) a few films at once.
As one film begins, another one ends. I’ve spoken in depth about the writing process, which is still on going and remains much the same, but as I work on what I’m hoping to make in the future, it was time to release a film I worked on a year and a half ago.
It’s a timescale that most people don’t know about, or at least don’t really think about. I wrote ‘A Father, A Daughter.’ over two years ago and only now are we finally releasing it into the big wide world.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s been nowhere near two years of work. It’s on and off intense periods. Film-making generally is. Fourteen hour days with just about enough sleep (and, if you’re my DoP friend Cameron, lots of cans of Monster) followed by an absence of things to do.
Is it a good way to work? I used to think so. I’m not sure anymore. I now decide to have a few things on the go at once, even if it’s just editing a silly video and writing a little script, it keeps me ticking over.
Anyway, to the matter at hand. After over two years, it’s odd to be finally sharing this. For something that has now become a fond memory for me, will be fresh and (hopefully) exciting and interesting to you.
All I think there is to say is that I’m proud of this and, when working on something creative, I think that’s all you can ask for.
If you’ve got any thoughts I’d love to hear them. Whether it’s a discussion on the subject matter, a big old compliment or, probably more importantly, a bit of feedback on where things could improve. I won’t bite!