I can’t (and don’t want to) say too much but there was a major announcement yesterday that’s make the rounds in the media and well… it involves little ol’ me.
We have a new film in development. I mentioned it recently in a previous blog – it’s gearing up – I have a wonderfully talented team of Windsor area folks working on all the paperwork and getting the early stages together – we are shooting it here in Windsor – but the potential for this film just grew leaps and bounds. The film when distributed will be released by D-Films in Canada… and now… well… read this article from the Globe and Mail to see what’s up.
World Domination baby! I couldn’t be more excited. Having distribution locked before shooting is a filmmaking dream come true. See you make the film usually out of your own pocket and then you hope to God that someone out there wants to buy it. It’s painful, full of rejection worse than any date gone wrong, and next to impossible. There are far more films made each year than potential slots to screen them all.. plus your film has to be REALLY GOOD. Even my first few films that are just starting to find distribution has taken 4+ years!!!! It’s not fun at all. So the IDEAL is to know in advance of making the film where it is going to go. The way we landed distribution wasn’t even trying for it. Since February my life and career have been changing faster than I can keep up.
So ya, the public opinion of Mel Gibson might have changed… but Holy Moses do I have to respect what he and his passion for cinema now mean for me!
Now just wait for our next announcement about WHO is producing this film… it’s possibly even bigger news than this and chances are you’ve seen AT LEAST one of his films in a theater before!
If you have questions don’t ask. I can’t answer them… not yet.
The Project? A horror film (something I never thought I’d direct but here I am!)
Can You Be Involved? Most likely but have to wait til we put out a call
Am I bouncing with excitement? Abso-fucking-lutely!
P.S. – Since day one I said I would work towards getting Windsor on the map as a place to make films. There are LOTS of great films that have been made and are being made since I caught wind of a small filmmaker’s movement here and decided to plant an anchor. For all of those out there that have every said it isn’t possible to make movies here or to get “Hollywood” movies to be made here… how to put this… hmmmm… how about FUCK YOU! It’s here and it’s happening and there are far more ways you could get behind people trying to do something outside of the box than to slag them for their “hopeless dreams”. Anyone out there telling someone else they can’t achieve their dreams should just shut their pie-hole and move along. ANYTHING is possible if you work at it. I’m a SCHMUCK and I’m doing it… if you have real talent and real drive – you’ll get yours. You’ll get your dreams in your hands… even right here in Windsor.