I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything since January. But that’s a sure sign of how quickly this year is passing by.
Our Director has been working like a madman; he’s either on a plane or on a set. P1 has opened his own shingle. And I got sidetracked on another project. The next thing you know, it’s the end of May.
While we’ve all been busy, what we’ve been passively waiting on since the end of February was Film Independent’s Fast Track program. Word on acceptance was supposed to come in the first week of June. Not that we weren’t still seeking other partners and funds, but it was nice to think that was percolating while we were working on other things. And June was, finally, just around the corner.
On Tuesday afternoon, I got not one but two emails from FIND. Early notice. This had to be good. I opened the first message: “Unfortunately…”
Boo. But there was another email. Perhaps they changed their minds? “Unfortunately…” Really? They cc’d me on the original email so I could get the rejection twice? Now, that is love.
There are only ten film projects accepted into Fast Track, and we all knew that a dark comedy set in Hollywood at our budget level was going to be a challenge. Hello? We’ve been doing this a while. We know the industry comments: “It’s a hard sell.” We continue to respectfully disagree. A smart movie about a common theme (we’ve all suffered working with a jerk…and fantasized about *not* working with them anymore, haven’t we?) isn’t a hard sell. And I look forward to proving that point. Soon.
To those ten films that did make it into Fast Track, we wish you each a great deal of wonderful luck, and look forward to seeing your movies.
For us? We have another meeting on Friday.