The journey for this project began in March of 2012, when a friend mentioned an interesting hobby I had never heard of known as geocaching. Four months later, I had finished the script for The Gordian Knot, and was excited to begin filming, hoping to have everything completed within a few months. That was wishful thinking!
It's two years later and we are really close. It has been such an amazing story in making the movie itself: working with so many different actors (there are over forty speaking roles in the film); shooting in my hometown of Palatine and the surrounding area (we've got over fifty locations); having everything under the sun go wrong; making sure every little detail I wanted hidden in this puzzle of a movie made sense. It has truly been a labor of love doused in blood, sweat and tears!
I'm also very excited to finish the soundtrack and score for the film, which is a lot of what these final couple of months entail. We have thirteen diverse and unique artists who have come up with songs for the film and original instrumentals and score, and some of it still needs to be recorded. The soundtrack itself should take up two compact discs!
The funds we are trying to raise here will allow The Gordian Knot to become a finished project. Here's what they will be used for:
- editing and post-production fees
- studio fees in recording the soundtrack and score
- three reshoots of scenes being done in late March
- production fees for the rewards done through Kickstarter
- promotional costs to help get the word out on the film and get it to a few film festivals
This is the most difficult creative endeavor I've ever taken on in my life. I'm so proud of everyone who helped up to this point, and I can't wait to show everyone the unique story I've chosen to tell. I promise you: The Gordian Knot will really make you think.
Thanks for everyone's help!
Latham Conger III
Risks and challenges
We have a tight deadline on getting this done by May or June, but since the film is almost entirely shot, I feel confident it can be done. If we can't get it done by then, then we will simply work until it's ready and shift the premiere date from there by weeks or a month.
I think the biggest challenge in the quest for the final cut is getting the music ready to go. We have songs and score to put in the right place, so that may end up taking extra time as well. Again, if we run past our intended date, we will just work hard until it is done.
There is nothing I want more than to finish this project that was originally supposed to take six months...especially for the sake of my family, who have been beyond understanding throughout the lengthy process!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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