Monday, June 6, 2011

Back on the Verge

Right before shooting Monsters in the Woods, I wrote a blog about being on the verge. Well, it took a little longer than expected to finish Monsters up (the score is being finalized now) and a lot has happened between. I shot and edited another feature, Should’ve Put A Ring on it (which will likely beat Monsters in the Woods to store shelves) and am prepping to shoot 3 more movies in just under 2 months. I’m literally one phone call, one green light away from leaving my day job.

Honestly, I’m kind of scared. I’ve been toiling away on the fringes now for almost 10 years. I made Rise of the Undead back in 2003 and have worked the same day job from Rise all the way through Put A Ring on it. It’s always been there. I’ve left a few times before to edit full time and to make other movies, but I’ve always come back.  However, I know that the next time I leave it will be for good.  And I’m ready…I’m so ready to leave the day gig. But at the same time it is a part of me. It’s a part of who I am and I will miss it.

But it’s time to move on. There’s more professional interest in my work now then there has ever been before. Producers, agents, and distributors are seeking me out. Nothing major has been signed yet, but things are rolling. My skills have a writer/director have increased exponentially since Rise of the Undead. It’s been said before but one of the coolest things about my work is the visible growth between projects. Then with Put A Ring on it, I totally switched gears and tackled a movie unlike any other I had directed thus far. And it didn’t suck.  Monsters in the Woods is poised to make me the most money I’ve ever received for my work and even Trap looks like its about to finally see the light of day.


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