Two years ago, on the verge of directing my first feature film, a drama entitled “Over-the-Rhine,” I wrote my first Filmmaker’s Journal (now an ongoing series). Today, as I re-post that first Journal, I’m preparing to write and direct my second feature film, an over-the-top comedy entitled “Notzilla.” I’m still scared and still excited, and still covet your prayers. ~Thanks and blessings, Mitch
Less than a month from now we begin shooting my feature film Over-the-Rhine (I’m writing and directing). I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family (aww) and partly because I’ll be too busy to do much else (a typical shooting day runs 12+ hours). So I’ll be posting regular Filmmaker’s Journal updates once we get rolling. This is only a test, test, test, test…
- It’s a low budget movie–about as much money as Spielberg spends on craft service (“coffee and bagels”) for one of his movies.
- It’s a faith-based film–no, God doesn’t appear onscreen, but he has a key role in the story, nevertheless…and has agreed to play himself!
- It’s a dark drama–many of you think of me as a humorist, and there are some humorous moments in the film, but this story, inspired by true events, will take us to some…
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