But it's only been a year..............
Hello, everyone. Just an update of sorts to all of you supportive and patient people. By the way--thank you for the patience and support. Bridget and I started this project a little over a year ago, and I can honestly say that I cannot believe it is still not finished. Some say that good things come to those who wait. Well--what happened to YOLO? Fine--I do believe that we need to wait for good things, and that everything does happen in time--sometimes I just get a little frustrated with the process. So--good news and bad--You can decide which is which.
Kristy is no longer with us. After 4+ months of no progress--we all decided that it would be best to part ways. I will admit--it's been a trying time, and I am embarrassed that a trailer was never posted or that the Iowa DVD is still not completed. Unfortunately--I had no control over this. All I can say is that we are moving forward from here. Sadly, this project is hanging by a thread. Don't get me wrong--I really believe that it will eventually get finished--it's just that the momentum has definitely slowed down, but--we will see.
The worst news is this: We missed the deadline for the Ellen Show. Since no trailer was ever made or uploaded--we were unable to send in the necessary clips needed to secure our spot. This too is embarrassing. I've pretty much decided that I will no longer post expected dates or possible outcomes--mostly because every single one of them has fallen through. I'm not gonna lie--as far as the film goes--I feel like a complete failure. I have no one to blame but myself. So many of you sent me money, and read the blog, and cheered at the potential, yet I have delivered nothing. The mistakes that I have made along the way cannot be undone, but I remain optimistic that I will complete this project--someday--somehow.
So, once I do know more--we can resubmit to the Ellen Show. I'm hopeful that enough of you will still be willing to write in to get me on. I had over 1,000 letters last time, but was unable to get a 3 minute clip put together. If I get the same support as before--you can bet that I will get the clip in--even if I have to drive to the studios and put on a frickin puppet show--they will see something, and I WILL get to be on the show.
I will keep everyone posted about the IOWA dvd and the Ellen show and the film.
The good news is that Bridget has decided to edit the film. A lot of great things have happened for her in the last year, and I could not be happier. I'm so grateful that after the right amount of time had passed-- she decided it was indeed the only way to get this thing done. I've believed in her all along, and will continue to do so. The goal now for everyone is: patience.I have no idea when this movie will be finished, but I know that Bridget is both willing and capable--so there ya go. I'm happy that it is back in her hands, and that she cares enough to see it get made. I guess the lesson here is that good things do come to those who wait.
After all--it's only been a year.............
Until next time, TJ