One of my Godmothers was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and things are looking good for her.
My aunt in San Diego was also diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately she is terminal and may not have long to live.
It was heartbreaking to find that out. And it makes this past few weeks quite bittersweet. Some really great news on my end and some great opportunities coming up. So I'm happy and sad all at the same time. Really makes you think. Helps you appreciate life a whole lot more.
So if there's anything positive about all of this it's that you realize how good you've got it, and when an opportunity comes along in life, you take it. Who knows what may happen tomorrow.
Which brings me to the great things. I don't want to elaborate too much on it. Let's just say, business has been good. I've blogged about how I really enjoy making money making videos, and how it's really paid off for me in the past. Well it's paid off for me once again. If you know me, and you've kept up with my blog then you probably know what I'm referring to.
This is a big opportunity to for me to really get going on both REDD and MONSTER COPS. Of course I still need to raise a whole lotta money. But I'm confident we'll be able to do so.
In other news, my computer crashed for the 4th time. Good thing is I have the no lemon policy from Best Buy. 4th time means they give me a brand new computer. Which is what I am currently using right now. Better processor, larger hard drive space. So no reason to complain.
I did lose alot of footage so doing the 8 minute trailer is a no go. But this is a good thing. I was starting to fret over the 8 minutes when really I needed to concentrate on making that full feature film. The first 4 minutes was good enough to garner some interest and display the initial feel. This concept trailer gives you a glimpse of the plot.
The next step is to put together a Pitch Video where I explain the entire plot and tell you more about the full feature, and then to post it on our Kickstarter page. Speaking of that. Remember to check out our Kickstarter here:
We've got about 30 days left now. Special thanks to the 4 people to start us off with the initial pledges. I really appreciate it.
It's been a whirlwind of activity this past month. Major ups mixed in with major downs. But two things are important. I reminded of how precious life is, and you must let this reminder fuel your efforts to work toward your dreams.
"Get busy living or get busy dying. That's goddamn right."
- Morgan Freeman as "RED" from The Shawshank Redemption