I HAVE LEARNED…

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I am not sure if there is actually a “waiting period” in fimmaking. There seems to be something to do all the time. Even if you are waiting to hear from someone, there is still work to be done. I have learned there is nothing to be idle about. I cannot just stand still and watch this business pass me by. I have to run with it. Yet, what about burn out? I have many different projects going on at the same time. So, I tend to not get bothered by how much work I have to do with the film. I am very well balanced in that while I keep learning the business, I am doing other business too. On February 9th, 2018, it will be our 9th year of Summer Ray. Some people think that length of time is too long, and that people won’t want to work with us because the film still is not in production. But, because we are a franchise, all the pieces had to be in place. The script took close to three years to get it to where it is now. If one section isn’t right, it could spell disaster for the remainder of the series. Each second is important and it has a purpose. Each character, each time period, each location, all have their own part to play. Just yesterday, I added a few more lines to the script.

It seems when I am quiet, that I hear God tell me how to improve it. My heart is to bring the very best and yet the most thrilling adventure to the audience. We want the audience to become part of the films and to bring them happiness. When you are building something of this magnitude, it simply is not going to be done in a year. Many films have taken longer than 9 years. So, I am not at all concerned about how long it takes. My concern is the quality of the film. If it takes another two years to premiere it, then it takes another two years. I trust that God knows the exact and best time to release it. I am also not concerned about the funds. I KNOW they will come in when they are are supposed to. If they came in too early, parts of the script would never have been added. God’s timing is perfect.

So, in the midst of all the busy-ness of the film, it is nice to just relax and know that God is taking care of things. I just need to do what I am to do and leave the rest to Him. He will bring the funds and the right people for the jobs at hand. I am at total peace. I have learned not to be anxious. I have learned to trust in His timing. Which was a major hurdle for me to cross over. I have learned that I don’t have to follow the crowd or protocol. But, perfecting the script with certain guidelines was a must. The script will be tweeked by a Director, I have no doubt. I have to also learn to let go. God knows when the world will be ready for Summer Ray. God knows when she will be needed the most and that is when we will shine! We don’t want to appear on the stage too soon. We want people to get the most out of it. We don’t want to raise the curtain when everyone is just arriving at the theater. We don’t want to raise the curtain with the overhead lights still on. I have learned to just be patient. We have been on this project for 9 years. Dear God, what are a few more!!!

 

Juliana


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