Thursday, 31 March 2011

Material number

Making a film and selling a film are two very different things. I maintain that making the film is the easier part. Selling a film is a long shot at best. A casino offers you better odds. But, someone is winning on the roulette wheel - yes, one out of 37 will win. And that's the film business.

You never know, maybe our Material number will come. There's only one way to find out - maybe we will hit it.

We are in our third week of the shoot, and tomorrow is our big "Zoo Lake" day on the schedule. We have been very anxious about this day because we are vulnerable in terms of the weather - yup, we are outdoors for the entire day with no contingency or back-up plan. We are in God's hands tomorrow, and, as my friend Tony Walt always reminds me "those are the best hands to be in". If we can get through this one then the power above is rooting for us. That is my take on things.

Perhaps we will all be material witnesses to a small miracle - we will know very soon ...

Making a movie is like giving birth I have been told; and you can't have a Caesar - there are no short cuts here. I read this the other day "If you only learn tricks of the trade, you don't learn the trade."

I better get to sleep early - tomorrow is a going to be intense!

Place your bets, place your bets!

Posted by Ronnie Apteker


kim said...

Touché Ronnie. So the sun came out and, as your Friend Tony said, you are in great hands. Not sure about the giving birth analogy, but this sure is your baby! We've got our bets on you.