A glimpse of the intention and process of Anne & Tim Perry in the making of a documentary film
in honor of the centenary of ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to America.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
EVERYTHING seems to be taking longer than what we envisioned. We have never made a feature-length film before and had no idea how long everything would take--especially the editing! However, real progress is being made.
We have printed thank you FILM CARDS & and are sending them to contributors of time, talent, resources, funds.
We have designed a FILM POSTER and are awaiting "review" and then will do final wording tweaks.
Brad & Anne in studio
We have recorded the introductions and the pieces for a CD MONOLOGUES project, which I will edit with an audio student, Brad, at the Art Institute.
Danny, our sound engineer
Our ORIGINAL MUSIC continues to come in from Australia, where Stan Skora (our composer's husband and sound engineer), is doing final mixing on the orchestral versions of Lisa's music. In addition, we are using music by Ravand Samaeekia, Luke Slott, John Ebata, and Smith & Dragoman.
The SOUNDTRACK CD won't be ready, however, until the film is complete.
Animation and graphic elements are evolving; we've worked on the credit sequence and have flourishes, animated maps, chapter titles, and other aspects finished. The opening title sequence and the flashback sequences are taking the most time.
Last, but not at all least, the FILM ITSELF is taking final shape--well, being edited slowly, by our meticulous editor-director, Tim. We are at the 60 minute mark of the edited film, which will probably end up at 120 minutes. At this point, we can't predict when it will be finished. This is agonizing for me, but Tim plods away, day after day, adhering to high standards of beauty. I can't imagine that we'll be ready to send screening copies out until January at the earliest.
We have submitted our work-in-progress to 8 film festivals.
SCREENINGS of our work-in-progress will be occurring in DALLAS (Nov. 25), SEATTLE (Dec. 15); ORLANDO (Dec. 21); MICHIGAN and the NETHERLANDS (Dec. 27); and (we think) EDINBURGH (Dec. 29). These are all "private" screenings--i.e. for special events or conferences. We will not be traveling to all of these locations, however.
We appreciate your continued thoughts, support, and PATIENCE as we bring to fruition this work of art and love.