I feel like I’ve fallen off of the social media planet… which is mostly true, but in just a week or two’s time you are gonna wish I was back in my cave!! Our Little Cabbage crowdfunding campaign launches next week (hopefully, pending approval by Seed & Spark) and we’ve been busting butt to make it just right. The cool thing about crowdfunding is that it makes you trim the fat, forces you to analyze what you really need. We’ve cut a secondary story line that was unnecessary, which knocked off a few pages and a day’s worth of production. It also lowered our overall budget enough to help us feel like our goal to raise is reasonable/doable. This will be the biggest film I’ve ever done, in every sense. I am thankful for James and the few others who have advised me along the way to be open to pushing dates and being flexible on all fronts. We’ve certainly needed to be. In the end the effort will be worth it. This is going to be a crazy film!
Many other fun things have been happening in my world – I’ve gotten the opportunity to help write a TV concept, I’m doing some fun work for a non-profit here in ATL that I really enjoy, and another writing project is in the beginning stages for a feature (that a dear, talented friend will direct). The “Call Me” music video for St. Paul and the Broken Bones has surpassed 100,000 combined views on Vevo & YouTube (woohoo!) and some rumblings are still happening around that. A national magazine might be doing a story on the set construction & design done by Jason & Andrea Richardson, which is so deserved. If so that will come out in September or October. We should also be hearing back soon from some early festival submissions that take music videos. Fingers and toes and legs and arms crossed.
In other life news, my sister Rachel and her husband David will be welcoming their first baby into the world any day now! She is scheduled to be induced on Monday, July 7th, but anything can happen before then. They will be wonderful parents, and I can’t wait to meet that sweet little girl. Birthdays happen in bunches in my family. My dad & red-headed niece Lucy both just celebrated theirs, as well as my “adopted” niece Lauren, then Rachel will have one on July 4th. Now we can add baby Abigail to the batch. 🙂
I recently got to spend a weekend with some old friends that I really miss. We went tubing down the Cahaba (there isn’t another experience like it in this world) and had fancy drinks & oysters at a favorite restaurant in Birmingham. I laughed so much in that 48 hours – just what my soul needed. Good news for me I get to see them again in just a few weeks!
Sometimes more than one opportunity presents themselves at the same time and you just have to buckle down and get sh*t done. I feel like I am in that mode right now. Climbing the ladder, and trying my best to enjoy the view along the way. When I look down I see how far I’ve come, when I look out I appreciate all the new things I can see, and when I look up I see nothing but stars.