I was in Paris for a week where the festival Recontres Cinematographiques de la Seine-Saint-Denis were showing some of my old films and now I'm in Poland where the Plus-Camerimage Festival of Cinematography is doing a complete retrospective, including the first public screening of Meanwhile.
Both here and in Paris the manner in which I'm financing the distribution of Meanwhile (via Kickstarter) receives a lot of interest. I'm doing my best to publicize the film's release on DVD and its eventual appearance via different Video-On-Demand platforms.
With only a few days left in our Kickstarter campaign, and having done so much better than I'd planned, I'd like not only to thank you for your confidence in me but to say how this past month's success has given me a fresh new way of thinking about how I'll continue to make films.
I have a good deal of work I'd like to make, of course. And though it may sometimes be unpopular, out of step with the trends, or even a temporary foray into uncharted waters, it will never be casual, cynical, or perfectly calculated to win your approval. The messages many of you have sent have been remarkably consistent and encouraging in this regard. I have never—and I promise I will never—make work that is anything less than the best I can do.
So, tell your friends!
Of course, helping to urge a sudden last minute pledge deluge before December 1st would be great! But just as important, I've learned what a tremendously helpful thing it is to get others to simply subscribe to the Hal Hartley/Possible Films newsletter (www.possiblefilms.com).
I return to New York on December 5th and after a good night's sleep will dive into the final mix, the creation of the DVD, the CD, and the art work. And I can't wait.
Thank you, my friends.