Bubble is a wrap!!  What an amazing long weekend of hard work and payoff.  I couldn’t be prouder of what we accomplished and captured, and how dedicated every person on set was.  I think I grew light years as a director on this shoot too, learning from the best of the best all around me.  This is the first technical-heavy film I’ve made, which throws in several new considerations each time you roll camera.  Chris Hilleke, our Cinematographer, and Jim Roberson, our Art Directer, moved some pretty big mountains in a short amount of time.  James and I don’t have enough thanks to express.

Speaking of Mr. James… this film wouldn’t have been possible without him.  He has been at my side since the first words escaped my mouth about the intentions of creating it.  He has been producer extraordinaire – fundraising wizard, cheerleader, organizer and planner.  He alone has been 99% of my emotional support throughout the process.  Thank you, James.

We officially put all of our captured footage in the hands of Joe Walker, our editor, yesterday afternoon!  We still have a long process ahead of us for post production, but we hope to have a finished film in the next four months.  Jim Roberson will be busting it on special effects, Ted Speaker on score, James on title credit design, and Joe will be orchestrating it all as editor.  Soon James and I will be able to view footage and make all of our notes so they can proceed with their creative magic.  I can’t wait to see it all unfold!!

For all of the others who were there by our sides, and there were many, THANK YOU.  You made each day fun and your work was greatly appreciated.  And last but not least – Jill Marlar and Olivia Pope, our main characters, delivered stellar performances beyond expectations.  It was as if the stars were on our side for every aspect!

Since production has wrapped, I’ve been trying to catch up on my rest while tying up a few loose ends here and there.  I am still on an incredible high, one that I  hope stays with me for a while.  This is my true profession – filmmaking.  I can feel it in my bones.  It isn’t an easy thing to break into, and there is no defined path to tell you where to go next.  You just have to pave your own way.  I have some thoughts on this for the short-term and long-term, which I am planning as we speak.  All I know is, when you find something that you love, keep doing it…. and do your very best.

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Production Still – Bubble

Production Still - Bubble

Production Still – Bubble

Production Still - Bubble

Production Still – Bubble

Production Still - Bubble

Production Still – Bubble

Production Stills - Bubble

Production Stills – Bubble

Production Still - Bubble

Production Still – Bubble

Production Still - Bubble

Production Still – Bubble

Production Still - Bubble

Production Still – Bubble