Missing 411 Movie – June Update
To all our supportive backers,
Our co-directors, Benjamin Paulides and Michael DeGrazier, officially have picture lock of the film! It is monumental to have achieved this in just five months of editing considering the scope of the project. The term “picture lock” means that all video clips are edited and in place and will not be changed; they are “locked” in place. This allows the various postproduction specialists, (graphics, sound, color) to begin work on all the details that give a feature film a professional look and feel. It should be noted that everyone working on the project is either doing it for a discounted rate or are foregoing compensation entirely. Thank you to all who have or are helping to bring this project through to the finish line.
We can’t say much about the film at this time, as our intent is to submit to festivals and they have certain restrictions about disclosure, however we can say that the movie will be 96 minutes long, not including end credits. Our hope is to be finished in the coming months so that we can begin the film festival submission process. The finish date is contingent upon the co-director’s satisfaction with the post-production work. Neither one of them wants to release a half-baked product, thus they are asking for your patient support during the process.
Recently someone asked about the process of submitting to film festivals… If the movie is finished in the next couple months, we will begin submitting to festivals. Once a group submits a project, it usually takes 1 – 3 months before word of acceptance is received. From that point it can be another 1 – 3 months before the festival is actually held. Submissions and festivals take place during all times of the year.
Our ultimate goal is to get as many eyes on this important topic as possible, and we will not settle for a second rate distribution deal. We can promise you that everyone is working to their best ability, to complete this movie and get it to you. Thank you, you guys are amazing!
Missing 411 Movie Team