Hello Lovely Backers!
HUGE HUGE Apologies for the unbelievably long time since our last update. It has been a very long and hard process up till now with many speed bumps and hurdles along the way. The biggest lesson I have learnt from this experience is that it is actually relatively easy to pick up a camera and shoot a crazy skateboarding prodigy kid for 3 years of your life, compared to the insanely daunting and enormous undertaking of the Post Production stage! So after 3 years of shooting and one year overlap of post production, 200 hours of footage, and 300 gallons of blood sweat and tears...We are now finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The film is now at the fine cut phase and this phase will be completed in roughly 1 month. After that it will be sent to Technicolor in Toronto for the final colour timing, sound mix, and all the other sparkles and polish that will make it fantastic!
As many of you probably know, the festival season is in full swing and we have jumped on that train with great enthusiasm. Even though we have not yet locked a final cut of the film, most festivals around the world will accept rough cuts and make a judgement based on that. We submitted the film to The RainDance Film Festival in London, UK and I am proud to say that we got in!!!! A great start to the festival trail :):)
We will be entering many other festivals internationally and will keep you on track of our progress. Fingers crossed for many more!
Once the film has been completed we will then be able to honour our promise to you all, and complete the pledge prizes for each category of the pledges that were so generously given by all of you. Thank you all so much for your patience with this. I know it has been overdue for quite some time, but we will get it done. I promise!
Anyway, thats all for now. We are all working away furiously and I will be posting more updates as news comes in.
Thank you so much for your support!
Kathy and all at SHReD