The last six weeks have proven to be a creative maelstrom of revision, rewriting & plenty skyping between myself in Antigua, Justin in UK and our story consultant in L.A.
Whats taking so long?
Few people factor in the process of review and amendment, yet it is one of the major TIME investments in a feature documentary film. Because documentaries attempt to catch a reality, they don’t work easily to a script. You cannot plan what people will say or do. This is one of the exciting aspects of working in documentary. It also one of the most daunting! The content captured needs to be reviewed and evaluated and turned into a story which fits the original need, and also matches what was learnt through the filming process....THEN IT NEEDS CHANGING! So we need to factor in MUCH viewing, revision, and amendment time into this production - because this is what will make it GOOD!
These critical stages are becoming complex and exciting - our initial 3 hour assembly has been edited down to 2 hours and this month we will continue working remotely with the editorial studio in Los Angeles as we get closer to completing the rough cut.
Thank you for your support & patience, we will keep you posted!