I was going to vlog this update but apparently my office eats SD cards….anyhow, good old words don’t fail me now.
The past couple weeks have been critical to the planning stages of the film, a lot of absolutely AMAZING opportunities have arisen but also some relatively complicated well, complications. Without getting into mass amount of details (because they’re boring, tedious, and lack waffles) TLFD’s production has been bumped up to Spring 2013 so we can put the absolutely best film up on screen. The Avengers are still assembled and we’re adding pieces to the puzzle every day. No one has quit, no one has died, and we all still like each other (what are the chances ) Having the opportunity to mold and shape the visual elements over the next couple months will simply up the ante. The goal all along as been to blow minds. Just wait until you see what we have planned. Its a slow burn, akin to Winter’s Bone + an honest depiction of grief and growth. TFLD’s in itself is a film about growing up and learning to understand people in all their messiness. TFLD is growing up and I couldn’t be more proud!
So what does this mean for all you awesome people who backed TLFD on Indiegogo? Your funds will be secured in a bank account exclusive to the production, and will only be used for the film, you have my word on that. As for the perks, all perks not dependent on a completed film will be sent out no later then Nov. 2012, so keep your eyes peeled for emails concerning t-shirts sizes and the occasional inquiry about mailing addys. This is still gonna be an absolutely FANTASTIC film. This movie is a work of heart and its not going away. We will continue to update the FB and official website with all the exciting news that’s flowing in concerning new people coming on board and all the grand scheming we’ve pulled together for TLFD’s release and distro. Mucho AWESOME all the way around.
Now…you may be wondering, “Well MJ what are you gonna do for the next 7 months with all that spare time?” HA! Spare time? Nonsense.
That brings me to EXTRACT, the ultra collab between Torey and I. High concept sci-fi at its grittiest.
Torey caught the Directing bug and ran an indiegogo campaign back in April to snag gear so she could shoot her own films, she had gear, I had a story and apparently know how to write. BOOM. EXTRACT was born. We’ve been scheming hardcore for the past 3 weeks, rewrites galore, basically building a ‘Verse where High Tech meets Low Life. The punchline MJ? Yeah we’re shooting in August, releasing no later then Jan. 2013 and the TLFD backers have first dibs on its release.
I happen to be INSANELY STOKED about this project. Sci-fi has always been *MY* Genre, gets my brain and heart pumping. Its the genre of What Ifs? Exploring impossibilities that are still somehow based in a grain of truth that rings home to the world that’s already established today. EXTRACT is going to be thought-provokingly BADA**. We’ve got an incredibly talented group of people together to rock this thing, some of the MJ Slide Old Guard + plenty of new faces. Its gonna be an intense two days of shooting with all manner of action and intrigue.
We’re still making movies Yo.
PS: EXTRACT FB page and official website coming soon!