This picture is of a Gettysburg sunrise over Big Round Top. It is not altered or filtered in any way. I was at the right place at the right time. But, the point is, I had to be there. This view did not come to me while sitting on my couch watching reruns. I had to go not knowing what I would see. This is how I feel about next year’s American Film Market. I have to go and with our pitch trailer being finished, I will be able to take it with me. This is the whole point to the trailer, to attract the attention of those who can help us get into production all the way to distribution. So, with the pitch trailer on hundreds of flash drives, some of us will make the trek across country to California. I am praying for those affected by the wildfires. I am so sorry to the victims and their families. Those who have survived, yet lost everything – you can rebuild. A lot of celebrities lost their homes too. They are not immune to disasters. They are still human. There are those who forget that. I have seen video and pictures and can only watch from a distance in great sadness.
It is my deepest hope that in the midst of loss, pain, and sadness that Summer Ray will truly become a beacon of light. The world just lost an amazing man Mr. Stan Lee. He once stated:
“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realise: Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end.”
This goes a long with something that Steven Speilberg said:
“This is the time to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to that for people in difficult times.”
I was actually pondering the point to Summer Ray. We are entering our 10th year and I began to wonder what it all was for. For me to stick with it this long, there has to be a reason, and when I read the above quotes, I knew exactly what that reason was.
It is to help people smile more in difficult times. So that they will not go off the deep end.
When there are great men such as these who has set the example, we need to follow it. The two hours our viewers are sitting and watching our film, we want them to be able to forget their outside troubles and become immersed in the story of Summer Ray. Perhaps here, they will find that they are really not alone at all!
Till Next Time,