Five years after our Kickstarter campaign, I'm excited and overjoyed and relieved to share that AMATEUR is finally in the can. THAT'S A WRAP!
Yes, we finally made a movie, thanks to you all — though much of the journey is still to come, we just wrapped and we can get started editing! I can't wait. Thank you all for believing in my vision for AMATEUR (then titled MANCHILD) years ago. While I know it's taken a long time to come to fruition, just know that I'm a better writer and director today than I was then, and even more hard work went into the film than originally planned. So at the end of the day, a better movie will be worth the wait!
I'll be back soon with more details about the film, including who we cast, where we shot, etc.! For now I just wanted to share the great news. I've worked seven days a week since April, and feel like I haven't slept in months, so I'll check back in with the details of AMATEUR once I'm a little bit less dead to the world!
As for why I wasn't able to share updates about our progress in the past few months: anyone who's been associated with an indie production knows that sometimes you can't make formal announcements before shooting because you're hanging on by a thread, the film still might not happen, and you have to fly under the radar in order to get the film in the can by any means necessary. This movie was no different. We couldn't talk publicly about production in advance, and I never felt sure it was actually going to happen until the camera was rolling... and even then there were still big outstanding questions... but now that it's in the can I'll be sure to make sure we share how we made it, and other such making-of details. That stuff will be more interesting once there's a film out in the world, so it might take a bit, but know that we did shoot behind-the-scenes material and the plan is to absolutely share that with you all once we have a chance to put something together. Right now we're focused on putting the actual film together, and post production is going to be a doozy on this film, so stay tuned!
Thank you to our terrific cast and crew, and thank YOU for backing the film here on Kickstarter. We couldn't have made it without you, and we needed all the help we could get... but against all of the odds and through all of the challenges, somehow we managed to make a film that I can't wait to share with all of you!
More soon. THANK YOU.