Today we started editing my film on intuition – called INTUITION IS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM.
The editor is Rishi Shukla, who edited the sizzle reels that have helped get the film such early notice.
By saying we started editing though, that doesn’t mean the shooting has stopped.
I estimate we still have at least a third of the film yet to shoot, and possibly more. But by commencing editing now, I can see exactly what I’ve got, where it fits into the structure, and what I need to get to complete the storytelling.
I’ll be shooting and editing side by side for many months to come.
We are making the film for cinema – for a theatrical release, with a VOD release to follow – and so the technical side of things has to be exact.
Josh Pomeranz, head of Spectrum Films, has come on board as an investor in the film – as have Wayne and Libby Pashley, from Big Bang Sound Design.
We are editing out of Big Bang Sound, but using Spectrum’s gear.
Josh and Wayne and Libby have been long term supporters of me, and of this film. I am incredibly grateful to them.
Jennifer is producing alongside of me. She’s produced my last six movies, and so she comes to this film with a vast and sophisticated knowledge and understanding of story, and cinema.
With this film though her input will be invaluable, because of her knowledge of the subject and the arena. She’s been studying the esoteric principles of spirituality for some 25 years.
The film will be more than just a spiritual interpretation of intuition though – it will explore intuition from a religious and scientific perspective as well.
Rishi and Jennifer and I started the day in a coffee shop, talking about the film – going through the underlying principals of the story.
I have to say – and I say this unreservedly: this is the hardest film I’ve ever attempted to make. I’ve made films in very difficult locations, with very difficult actors, in snow, in searing heat, with technical breakdowns and interfering studios – but nothing compares to this film in it’s degree of difficulty.
Because the difficulties here aren’t exterior, they lie within the very nature of the story.
But that’s what excites me.
That’s what gets my juices flowing.
I have to find a stillness, and allow the film to guide me. If I try to “make” this film, I’ll botch it. I have to allow it to make itself.
It will speak to me.
It already has, many times.
That’s what’s got me to where I am right now.
Going forward, into the edit, I just have to listen to its voice,
Good luck to you all through this whole exciting process. Love that the meeting it taking place in a cafe with linoleum floor, very ordinary furniture and watermelons in a row adding colour 🙂
It was a cool place Britta in a very unfashionable part of Sydney – Rosebery. Good vibes here though… 🙂
Oh my gosh Bill everything is coming together as it should be and all in divine timing:)
I feel excited and I am only watching from afar!!
Angie – it’s coming together like a glacier moving across an epoch! haha… thank you!!
Good one Bill – I am getting the message that it is a lot of sheer hard work!
Break a leg and all that (is this what one wishes when proceeding with a film?) Truly, the anticipation … well, let me just say… I am very much looking forward to the final product.
Love the pictures, especially from Jennifer, we don’t see enough of her.
oh btw, Vagina Monologues were a smashing hit, apparently we amateurs were rather good and there have been inquiries for taking it on the road… HA !
Very poor video rendition on youtube, in case you are interested, I will send you the link via email.
Light and Love as always, Ingrid
Bill, I’ve been following along and I’m very happy to see you and Jennifer arrive at this stage. It is very exciting. Very best of luck!!!
Well Mate, I know it will be a blockbuster. You have dedicated your heart and soul to this work, and also wrote a couple of books and hosted a few tours at the same time. You are amazing.
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Good luck !!!