helpless romantic

As we sit in the editing room with our next short film, we look back at our last one:

A hopelessly romantic introvert is coerced by her friends into trying a dating app. What ensues are the mishaps of searching for true love on the interweb. Can a hopeless romantic thrive in the age of online dating?

Sweat, tears, joy and absolute exhilaration.
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a whisper

Going Down Short Film

This is us.
Artists, exhaustively keeping the dream alive.
Alive. A life.
We whisper, “This film has life.”

This is tremendous preparation.
This is sleepless nights, juggling balls in air (do not drop), taking the first step into mystery.

Light candles for the Creative Gods.
Say thanks every day.
Sun up or down, do something that scares the living shit outta you.
Thank your skilled Giants.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
– Sir. Isaac Newton

GRIT

What is Grit? The disposition to pursue very long term goals with passion and perseverance. It is sticking with things over the long term and then working very hard at it. Grit is living life like a marathon, not a sprint. 

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

absolutely

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“Lobbying is about foresight
But anticipating your opponent’s moves
And devising countermeasures
The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition
And plays her trump card
Just after they play their’s.
It’s about making sure you surprise them,
And they don’t surprise you.”
– Miss Sloan

Sleek
Cards pressed against chest.
Tears bottled and jarred, and placed behind the curtain’s curtain.
Less is more.
Fancy-pancy, witty, funny. Handshakes, plastered smiles.
Numb.

Whatever means necessary.
And yet –
Aching after a human connection but –
Who can you trust?
Who’s in the game?
Black, white, gray, red.
Apply it, smudge it, iron it, own it.
Hotels, AC’s, black cars, anonymous everyone.

Scheme and plot, do not stop.

Power corrupts
Absolute power corrupts
Absolutely.

making movies be like…

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Sweating through shirts!

Hitting the pillow at 2am

Laughing through tears!

Canned food for breakfast.

Worn out keyboard!

Facing your fears, Every. Moment.

Hearing NO and doing it anyway!

Listening to “Onto The Next One” by Jay Z, on repeat

Talking about the equipment list with the door open as you pee!

Zoom meetings over Zoom meetings over Zoom meetings

Feeling like a baby is birthing all day, every day!

Using creative inventions when resources are for naught

Saying thank you, a zillion times, to everyone who’s said, “Yes, I’ll be there.”

Meeting minutes, agenda items, tasks, due dates, reminders, alerts, on repeat!

Being swung around by Creativity, as we dance at the edge of a mountain

Looking at the dog and remember we’re still loved!

Exhilaration, x 10.