Hello my dear friends and family,
Hooray, it’s finally finished! It's been such a long road and I'm so happy to finally be at the destination. Some of you may not have known that I had decided to change the title during production and after a year of ruminating over what it might be, combined with a little help from a mentor who’s also a contributor, the words ‘point of origin’ popped into my head one night, and I thought to myself “that's it!” So the new title is “Point of Origin” and once you see the film, I believe you’ll agree that it’s befitting thematically as well as a propos to the action of the story.
I'm planning our first screening in February in Los Angeles, and another in Arkansas, my home state, soon to follow. As soon as I know the dates I’ll let you know. I hope to see as many of you as possible! If you’re not in California or Arkansas, hopefully, it will be screening in a town near you.
Rewards will be coming your way throughout the Spring. There are still a few of you that haven't responded to the survey so please write me back here so I can send you your goods. Here's a reminder of the rewards: If you gave $25 or more, you'll be receiving a DVD, or a digital download should you prefer that. For those who gave $35 or more, you’ll get a copy of the script as well. For $50 or more, you'll be receiving all of the above plus a digital download of the original soundtrack and an 11 x 14 poster made by artist Mark X Farina. For $100 or more, comes all of the above plus a large movie poster that's hand printed. Lastly, everyone who donated will find their name in the end credits.
Speaking of end credits, as I was creating them, I was humbled and grateful all over again to each of you. It really means so much to have received your support and I know that when you see the movie you'll see how this support helped make the movie a success in terms of the quality of production, but also and more importantly, that the people who worked on the film were paid. Speaking from experience, I can tell you that every dollar earned is necessary while trying to make ends meet as a freelance worker. It’s impossible to sum up in words how thankful I am to you all, my kickstarters!!
“What is art? Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.” ― Andrei Tarkovsky. For this I’m committed to making films indefinitely, but to get to travel to new places to create and share them is of equal importance and why I genuinely love the medium. So who knows, maybe I’ll be coming to your town, “Point of Origin” in tow.