On July 16, Passenger teamed up with a talented group of collaborators and launched principle photography on our feature film Doug & Ami. A passion project five years in the making, Doug & Ami fell victim to some uncontrollable circumstances that have forced us to pause production until next summer.
Specifically, our talented lead actress developed a cyst on her throat. Besides being visible on camera, it posed a threat of infection and as such demanded immediate surgical attention. I am happy to say that her surgery successfully removed the benign cyst and she has recovered beautifully.
As immediate re-scheduling around our talent’s and crew’s other schedules proved near impossible, we elected to wait to resume shooting. Being thrilled with the footage we already captured I want to make sure we have the time and energy to make this film on our terms. As such, waiting seemed like the logical choice.
We have been overwhelmed by the show of support for this project and am incredibly grateful to be a South Dakotan pursuing my passion for film here in our backyard. You can see some selected still frames below. Also, we plan to post individual scenes soon, so that you can get see what your donation has helped to create. Besides planning for next summer we will be shooting some “flashback” scenes this fall as well.
Again thanks for your financial support, words of encouragement, and prayers throughout this process. As circumstances for pausing were uncontrollable, I trust that the end product will end up being that much more focused. I look forward to delivering a well crafted story next summer.