On February 15, 2012—almost a year ago—we fired the starter pistol on the fundraising for Smoke & Mirrors. We not only met our goal, but we surpassed it, thanks to our backers. In the flurry of subsequent meetings, we hotly contested our options. Obviously, we could follow through on our word and make the short film we'd committed to, but we had other considerations. We don't keep minutes of our meetings, but key words such as road trip and Vegas do stand out in memory. We decided to put it to a vote, and ultimately chose to postpone our Vegas adventure and put your generous backing to proper use (though it was a very close count).
After nearly a year of various updates and behind-the-scenes photos, we're at the 99% mark, and we can at last give you a glimpse of what the bloody heck we've been doing for eleven months in an underground bunker with a bunch of bootleg medical gear and exotic birds. There's still a little sanding around the edges to be done on the final version, not to mention mastering and pressing of the DVDs, but nonetheless what follows is evidence that we did not go to Vegas (man, so close…).
It's more of a teaser than a full-bore trailer, given that it's a short film. That said, you'll get a definite feel for the story to come. If you've got some headphones, we recommend using them in order to appreciate the stunning sound design of our super sonic man, Richard Ross http://thresholdstudios.info/.
Once again, our most heartfelt thanks to everyone for the support over this last year.
And lastly, feel free to spread the love far and wide. And by spread the love, we mean, please post this link to as many places on the web as you possibly can please and thank you.