I've got some good news as well as some bad news.
Randy and I met up with Ryan to discuss Suburbanite. We've all agreed to cancel production and maybe come back to it at a later time.
I really wasn't enjoying it. It sucks, I know... But that's show biz. The magic wasn't there, and as of this point in my life, I'm not obligated to be working on this project other than my own personal obligations I felt beforehand.
I like to always finish what I started but there wasn't a point to finish something that I don't feel fully invested in. Plus, I felt like I was walking on eggshells a good 94% of the shoots thus far. I really, honestly, didn't feel like my full potential was surfacing in the least bit. I got some shots I really liked, I got some stellar performances, but it just wasn't fully brewing.
Overall, it was a great deal of education for me on all levels... Some things that I will change on my next film, some things I won't do, as well as some things that I didn't do this round that I did on other projects that I feel I'll definitely bring back.
So the good news... I wrote a script about a year and a half ago that's just been on the back burner for other projects, Randy and I have been going over it a lot the past couple weeks. I sent him a copy of it back in January. He and I have been throwing tons of ideas back and forth to add and change to the script. We're both really excited for it. This is something that we've never attempted to do before, it's a challenge for the two of us. It's a major character piece within a genre we've never really tackled before.
So, things are different BUT we always have the future to look to. I'm excited in even a time of disappointment.