photo by erica_hampton via instagram
4 a.m. on the subway
Erica and I made it safe-and-sound back to LA after a long, long day of subways / trains / airplanes / buses / taxies and dead-stop traffic jams. It feels good to be back on the west-coast.
This weekend I’ll be re-recording the narration for the film; I’m probably going to head into the office on Saturday just to make sure I’m in a 100% sound-proof environment. Once I have a clean narration track, I’ll have to race to get that cut into the film within the next two weeks, tighten up a few edits in the film, and find a way to afford a quick temp-sound pass!
If I can pull all of that off before November 1st, we’ll make submission deadlines for Hot Docs, SXSW, AAFF, Tribeca and Sundance (we have an extension for Sundance). Once we submit to these festivals - all of which, with the exception of Ann Arbor, are expecting For Thousands of Miles after our face-to-face meetings during Film Week - then I have to track down a vintage penny-farthing bicycle for an archival recreation scene. But that’s another story for another post.
I’m nervous. I’m excited. I’m trying to stay focused.