Finally, finally, finally! We finally got an answer from a group of financiers and the answer was No.
Now, while my favorite answer is Yes, my first runner-up is No. I so much prefer that to Maybe or We-Should-Have-An-Answer-Soon or the endless cacophony of crickets we’ve so often heard. I’m a woman who prefers definitives (for some reason, that isn’t really a word, but it should be, so I am making it one now…some adjectives really should be nouns, too). Yes or no. Black or white. ‘Maybe’ isn’t even gray…it’s so very beige. I like knowing where we stand. Information is my Xanax, friends. And, now we (finally) know.
I have to say, that No was incredibly liberating. It sort of gave us permission to go beyond the conventional and get creative, to stop waiting so politely for someone to say Yes. We are going to create our own affirmative. (I’ll share the more successful approaches when we nail them.) But, after six months of waiting, waiting, waiting for an answer, to finally get one, even if it was the one we didn’t want, is such a wonderful relief. And, no, that’s not sarcasm.
Even with all the ups and downs, no one is giving up. As a matter of fact, we are more determined than ever to get this movie made. The D and I have even threatened bake sales and car washes. Lottery tickets are purchased regularly, if only for the comedic value. Because you really need a good sense of humor — especially a dark one — if you are going to make an independent film. Seriously. Otherwise, I would suggest a career in dentistry.