1 YEAR LATER...
We hope this message finds you well here in the holiday season!
It's hard to believe, but it has been one full year since we started production on Snakehead. As we reflect on the year that has passed, we have so much to be thankful for.
First, we cannot overstate how appreciative and thankful we are for you all. Not just for your support of our campaigns, but also for your patience. Making Snakehead has taken longer than we expected. Typically, an independent film takes between 18-21 days. For Snakehead, we had 40 days of production spread out over 7 months. It took us that long because we had a small budget but an ambitious story that required a logistical dance that even films with 10X the budget might raise an eyebrow at. We had to juggle actors' schedules, deal with crew availability, find impossible set pieces, make locations appear out of thin air, move hundreds of gallons of water, feed hundreds of extras on several occasions, persevere in the face of a huge snowstorm, lugging gear from city to city and coast to coast, making many returns at Home Depot, while always trying to focus on delivering creatively.
As one could imagine, with such a complex production and limited resources, the post-production has proven to be equally as challenging.
We have been very deliberate and careful in the editing process to get things right. After putting so much time into development (nearly 10 years!) and physical production, we simply can't rush delivering this film to the world.
So, while we would love to have been accepted into Sundance this year, or to even know when we will be good and ready to be publicly exhibited, we're going to continue to grind it out and not just finish it for the sake of finishing it. With every day that it marinates, with every critical eye who has seen it, and with every pass we make at the edit, the film is getting there. It's incredible how tedious editing can be and how the seemingly smallest choices can make the biggest impact on a story, but that's where we are right now. The film has not been ready and we just don't want to make our debut until we know we've done all we could and put our best foot forward.
Once again, we thank you for your unconditional support and unwavering faith. It means the world to our team and we promise that when we see you again, we will have done all we could to make you proud.