We started working several months ago on this feature documentary that is slowly coming to fruition. Making a documentary is one of those fascinating learning experiences, when the whole film becomes a character in itself, slowly growing, changing and morphing as you go along. Sometimes it’s easy to get along with, sometimes it has temper tantrums, but in the end you always love each other. It’s still too early to go into any details about our project, but it’s an exciting and promising adventure, one that we heartily believe in that it will make a good film one day soon. It’s incredibly exciting being surrounded by so much history and so many fascinating and important people that are willing to share their own stories, their own experiences and in the end, themselves.
Like any other film, you never know where it’s going to take you so early in the process. It’s a journey like so many others in life. So much hard work is involved, so many meetings and chats and conversations and hopefully, just hopefully, in the end it all works out magically into 90 minutes... and if those 90 minutes or so inspire you, make you smile, or make you at least learn something new about some really neat things that happened twenty or so years ago, then it would all be worth it.
Because in the end, that’s what a movie is all about. We hope this film will one day, later this year or next year, transport yourself into a whole new perspective on some historical events that brought much needed fun, joy and hope to many people in the past. And we hope that it makes you smile.
You’ll hear much more on this in the coming months, and whatever it happens, good or bad, we will share some of the making of and behind-the-scenes with you as appropriate.
“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.” Stanley Kubrick.