Hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving this week and a Happy Hannukah!
Wanted to drop a quick update since a lot of your are hoping to gift The Porchlight Sessions DVD and merchandise this holiday season. I thank you all for your excitement about the film's release!
As many of you know, I have partnered with Compass Records in the distribution of the film, which means there are some particular changes that they request from the Director's cut I completed last September, which was reviewed here.
The beginning of the film is getting restructured to include more aspects of the history of Bill Monroe and there are several additional new elements to be shot that will be added. The overall running time is changing from 100 minutes to 85 minutes with several musical elements being replaced. Bonus content is also being considered for the DVD.
The continuous unforeseen production and editing of the film, as well as our shifting licensing status may mean we all have to wait more patiently for the film to reach the hands of its core audience. How long we wait I cannot say exactly but I can say that I am as anxious as any for this film to wrap up and find its fans all over the world.
Regardless of these temporal and financial setbacks, I truly believe the final product is something I will be genuinely happy to have created and will be excited to share with you and generations to come.
Many thanks for your continued excitement and support.