“clive” is done! well, the editing on “clive” is done, and it looks fantastic. director-man has worked his patootie off since august, risking life and limb—and potential engagement breakage—to get this thing edited in time for a march premiere. now it goes into the hands of our sound designer, who puts in all the bells and whistles, er . . . gunshots and punches.
if all goes as planned, chicago may be witnessing the premiere of “say hello to clive for me” on march 29. the “clive” web site should be up shortly, and i’ll post a link to it when it goes live. keep your fingers crossed for us!
also, for those of you who are wondering what happened when “clive” went to sundance, here’s the story:
we sent about twenty minutes of the unedited film to sundance in september, and we submitted it to two different categories—feature film and short film—as we knew it could be edited to fit either one. when the decisions were made in december, we were told that our little film made it all the way to the final round before they cut it. it was cut because it wasn’t a complete product. but to have gotten that far is impressive. and apparently, much of what actually made it through this year has not been given high praise by critics. when you look at it that way, it’s unfortunate we weren’t chosen. however, if we had been chosen, our director certainly would have killed himself trying to finish it in time for the festival—or his fiancée would have killed him as he slept. all of this is to say, we feel pretty good about how far we got with how little we sent. we won’t be able to go back to sundance if we premiere it, but there’s always toronto, cannes, ann arbor, chicago, new york . . .