Alright you lovely people, you did it. We all want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us this wonderful start.
I want to tell you about this project you're backing, by telling you a bit about my day. I got up this morning at 7:30; at 8:30 I was on my way to WNYW in NY, where I met Joshua Johnson and Katie Teague. We filmed a panel that included Jesse Lagreca of OWS and the Daily Kos and Eliot Spitzer. Williams Cole met us there halfway through. Then Josh left for work, and Katie (who's visiting from Mississippi) went back to Zuccotti Park. Williams and I had a meeting. I went home, re-drafted a contract, answered about a million emails (and stopped myself from counting the ones I hadn't read yet), updated my giant project spreadsheet, worked on my last round of Kickstarter funding outreach, made a quick late lunch, then headed to a post-production meeting with our incredibly inspiring post team: Aaron Aites, my film partner, Williams, who's producing along with me, Jason Crump, a partner and colorist at Metropolis Post where we'll be spending a whole lot of time soon, Aaron Yanes, our incredibly talented supervising editor, and James Salkind, our post-production supervisor and the guy I think I'd be totally (and I mean totally) overwhelmed without. Actually, that goes for all of them, truly.
I've known most of these people less than two weeks. They're amazing, talented, smart, generous, and all-around exceptional people. And I get to work with them, and with all the other amazing people on this film who are showing a generosity of time and work and spirit that makes me even more determined to make the best movie we possibly can. And you're all a part of that team too. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting us on this really, really insane thing we're doing. I have no doubt that it's going to be worth it in the end. I can already envision, especially looking at the recently shot and recently available footage, the amazing film this will become. And I feel exceptionally privileged, despite all the chaos and logistical and budgetary challenges that come with a film like this, to be making it with all these amazing people.
As updates will no longer go out from here, I'm going to add those of you who aren't already on our mailing list over there so you can stay apprised of our progress as we continue on this exhilarating, exasperating, impossible and impossibly gratifying and worthwhile journey. This is just the beginning. We've got a loooooooong way to go. But we'll get there. Thank you for launching us.