It was only a week ago that we submitted the development grant for our first feature film When We Fall. When I sent it off, it was a cause for celebration. Because, you know, if you’re not celebrating, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.
Now, I am checking my email a little more eagerly. I’m not sure how long it will take for the folks at Saul Zaentz to make a choice. But since there is no news and I am neither elated nor disappointed, now is as good a time as any to say”Thank you”
And I’m not even saying that to anyone in particular. (Though I am in debt to the kindness and talent of a great many people: Angel Kristi Williams, Bea Bufrahi, Niels Dachler, Josh Penn, Stacie Passon, Roberto Buso-Garcia, Abigail Hari, and more. ) I’m just thankful in general.
Of course, this isn’t to say I don’t feel competitive. Or that I won’t be truly disappointed if we don’t get it. But all I ever wanted was the ride to continue, to get a few more quarters to play the game.
That said, what I realized some time ago is that the journey always continues, no matter the outcome. And the only time you run out of quarters is when you’re out of the game forever. Maybe not even then.
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- How to Study Physics
- Something there is that doesn’t love a wall
- Waiting for the money
- Angel Kristi Williams
- Respect The Ripple
- A Reading Challenge
- When Old Poems Feel New Again
- Wrestling with the Angel
- Who gets to tell the story?
- Regarding Election Day
- The Future of Storytelling Festival (Part I)
- Worth Reading: Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart
- Saul Zaentz Incubator Here I Come
- If “Celebrate” Isn’t Part of the Plan, then the Project has Failed.
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