We finished the movie. Can you believe it? I barely can.
I suppose it's the understatement of the year to point out that much has changed since we launched this project some 3 years, 5 months, and 27 days ago. Moreover, much has been said about why. We've pleaded for your patience and your forgiveness, and most of you have been apt to provide both.
The long and short of the whole thing is that the movie portion of this project was probably a mistake. If you know anything about our theological paradigm, then perhaps you've heard we do not believe that everything happens for a reason or according to some express divine purpose. Even so, as followers of Jesus, we believe he tends to bring good stuff out of good stuff.
The bad stuff: The Cancer movie sunk at least two would-be Showbread albums (with actual demos and treatments), at least one documentary release (chronicling our international travels throughout 2011), and probably two or three tours. With the movie draining our every fund—to say nothing of the fact that its incompletion hung over our collective heads like a raincloud—we were shackled to a work-in-progress for the last three years. Bummer, huh?
But there's good stuff. With our newly opened calendars, we did other things. Garrett got married. Patrick had a daughter. I had a son. We worked. Now we're planting a church in Vancouver, Washington to continue our subversive punk rock mission via a new outlet.
At any rate, thanks largely to the work ethic of Peter Rollo (Cancer's editor and VFX artist) and Evan Bower (the illustrator behind Cancer's best sequence), and us managing to wring pennies out of any and every little source we could, the movie was completed. This leaves us to navigate the difficult terrain of what to do next. Our funds exhausted once again, and the relevance of some of the rewards we offered years ago a bit non-existent, we're tasked with figuring out how to make good on the patience you've all awarded us a hundred times over.
We've got a plan.
The next couple of months are going to be the busiest Showbread has been in a long while, and the busiest we'll before it's all said and done. If you could see fit to be so kind as to grant us one more small stay of patience, we can all go out with a bang.
Seriously, thank you for waiting.
Josh Dies and Showbread
August 20th, 2015