Hello Kickstarter backers,
As promised, here's an update!
Firstly, we're getting in touch with a great actor Michael worked with directly on Batman, someone who would be fantastic for Blood Kiss. We've been working hard forging through the long list of people Michael has worked with and are interested in being involved on Blood Kiss--and as luck would have it, we've been contacted for an interview by a Hollywood magazine. We're looking forward to it!
As I'm sure you all know, getting all the talent and the stars aligned is quite a challenging part of making a movie. Think of all those professional working people who live all around the world, who are currently contracted to other shows or performances, who have lives and families to juggle and yet are still interested in this labor of love! Getting them all together for meetings and logistics planning is difficult, but we're trying our best. We've said this before, and we'll keep saying it--we appreciate your patience after all the unexpected difficulties we've had with our shifting production team. Hopefully we will have some big updates for you soon!
Now, onto a personal update, and part of the reason things have been delayed:
Michael is in the hospital again, and as always he keeps on trudging. It was almost 120 degrees in L.A. on Friday! Even so, he has made remarkable, notable improvement in the last few months. He is seeing a new doctor, a world-renowned neurologist specialising in Parkinson's, which has helped immensely. Michael has not forgotten about you all; he thinks about his movie and of you, the backers, all the time. He is excited to get this movie made, and can't wait to give more direct updates once he is ready, healthwise, to deal with them personally.
We know it's been tough, but cheer up, damn it--this is going to be one badass flick!
We leave you with this poem, written by his wife, in honour of the man who has over 400 screenwriting credits to his name.
There once was a man named Reaves
A storyteller of Bats and thieves
Would there be a reveal
No, development hell is real
Creatively he’s one doctrinaire
With a sexy beginning
Of vampires sinning
It has its share of dames
It’ll ignite the flames
In the end it will receive much acclaim
Thank you so much for believing and we'll have more updates soon!