Sunday, March 2, 2008

Leavin' on a Jet Plane...


5 years and 3 months ago, December 2002, Danny and I checked into an Inn on the Lost Coast in Shelter Cove, California, set to work on a script called Welcome to Tomorrow. Inspiration took us elsewhere, and we began work on what would eventually become Humboldt County.

In August of 2004, we met Jason Weiss (Captain Deadpan, for those of you new to the blog) at the Blue Plate Cafe in Santa Monica. CD had the fish. We didn't realize it at the time, but a partnership was born over bagels that day. One that would see us shooting a film DURING his wedding, and now about to premiere our film just TWO WEEKS after the birth of his first child. We hope to continue to put strain on his marriage with additional ill-timed projects.

We wrote. We rewrote. We researched. We wrote some more. We raised money. We attached crew. We attached talent. Lost crew. Found crew again.

In October of 2006, we shot for three weeks in Humboldt County, California, on beautiful 35mm film with Panavision cameras.

Through the end of 2006 and all of 2007 we edited, re-edited, oversaw the placement of songs, music, sound, re-edited again, tweaked, and color corrected.

Tomorrow, on March 3, 2008, I will board a plane for Austin, Texas to watch Humboldt County with some of you this coming Friday night at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz.

Normally, as this is a family blog, I'd refrain from using any sort of profanity, but pardon me for one moment, as the excitement is just too much...

Holy fucking shit! I can't fucking believe this is actually happening!

Apologies again.
Love and Humboldt,


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