|Graham Taylor, killing it.|
His speech resonated with me profoundly. In this business, naysayers abound. Before I ever sold my first pitch, I was told, "Pitches are really hard to sell." I hedged my bets. I had good producers and a star attached and I worked my butt off to make it perfect. One month later, I sold it. The same thing happened before I sold my second pitch and my first script.
Nothing like some early morning
cross-stitched kitten inspiration.
Jennifer Westin and I are now coming to a significant close on our journey with The Lake Effect. It is hard work toward the end and last week, we once again found ourselves in a post facility at 1 in the morning at the end of a 15 hour day, when I began fading. The next morning, Jennifer called to check in/apologize for the crazy late night (understanding that my child wakes at 6 AM no matter what time I roll in). And I told her that on any other night, I could be home with nothing going on, jealous that somewhere out there, some filmmaker was burning the midnight oil. Instead, all our hard work has culminated -- made us lucky enough to be facing the good nightmare of delivering our movie to a distributor. (PS: Thanks to that late night, we'll have deleted scenes and outtakes on the DVD. Weeee!!)
Again, I quote the great Graham Taylor, "What's not boring is making shit happen."
Toolkit | Graham Taylor Keynote at LAFF: 'What’s not boring is making shit happen.' - indieWIRE