Co-writer, co-director, all co-p. Terry Cooper has an update for us, and what an update it is!
Firstly, have a premier date (also known as “The New and Terrifying Deadline which Must Not be Missed”)!
Currently we are still in post, but CG work is underway and, having seen the edit, I can tell not only is the film really starting to shape up but, also, there is a hell of a lot of work still happening and still to be done.
I sat in on a day’s editting and we added about ten minutes of footage to the film. This was roundly considered to be a good day. It’s time consuming, pain-staking, incredibly detailed work – but it is absolutely essential. The difference between ten minutes properly editted and ten minutes just shoved on the end of the film-so-far is astronomical. Film-so-far, learn to love your editor!
There is also an update on Kickstarter rewards (in short, they are coming!) and the small matter of our teaser trailer.
I’ve seen the first and second drafts of the teaser trailer and they are amazing. I’ve watched the main edit so many times I’ve become ever so slightly jaded about it – familiarity, even with something like this, breeds a little contempt over time – but the teaser has been a real tonic to this. The addition of music over the top helps enormously, which has made me very excited about what our composer will create for us, and there are some great shots in there.
I don’t know when the teaser will “drop” (that’s what the kids say, right?) but I’m really hoping people, especially our Kickstarter backers, will love it.
There is still a long way to go, but the commitment of the team behind the camera to finishing this film to the highest possible standard is unshakeable. After all, we’ve only got until Christmas…