I had a teacher of philosophy at The College of Santa Fe share with me - that if you put one hundred people in a room - asked them to draw a cat on the blackboard - every drawing on that board would be different.
Some would be long-haired cats. Some short-haired. Some long tailed - some not.
Every drawing would be unique - based solely and simply upon - what a “ cat “ means/looks/feels - to that unique individuals interaction/definition of a “cat”.
And yet - even with all those drawn variations of a cat - they all - in the end - are correct.
They all - represent - a cat.
That scenario of thinking - is how I approach making a movie.
My way of making a movie may differ from your way - or their way - her way - the Hollywood way - but make no mistake - my way... is “a” way.
I say this with confidence and pride - for that statement is based on fact. I have made a full length feature film - THE ISOLATION OF SUBJECT #136 .
It can be argued whether one feels the movie is good or not - but the fact that I have made one - can’t be. The movie was written/produced and finished - minus any changes the distribution team deems necessary - by me and a few key people - which I will be introducing to you in future blogs.
Make no mistake - I am extremely proud of that movie - and maybe more importantly - the “experience” it provided me.
As I wait for the distribution team to work out the path/destination/distribution of that movie - which could easily take ten to fifteen months - I am currently embarking on my second Extreme Independent Feature Film - and that is what is happening here - right here - on this blog.
Over the next year I will be posting every aspect of the process - from Day 1 - the writing of the script - to pre-production - to set build - to casting - to filming - to post - to sound mix - to score - to marketing - to distribution.
All of it - right here.
Mistakes - shortcuts - creative solutions - meltdowns - screenings - re-cuts - the whole process - displayed for you to see... my way - one way - not the only way - but “a” way - “a” way that works - for me.
An Extreme Indie Filmmaking Way.
I look forward to sharing - now with that out of the way - my first video blog entry will be up within hours - so - let the games begin.... it’s time to for the battle to begin!
I look forward to seeing/hearing/learning about “your” way of making:
Extreme Indie FIlms - too ;-)