We last shot a scene of Stop:Watch before Christmas. Since then, we've all found ourselves involved in 'the day job', family events, holidays and new relationships. We've also had issues with locations and, a biggy, prop vehicles. With time rushing past, ironic given the title and story of the film, we had to make a decision on how to complete it. Being a Producer is pretty tough. All the bad stuff heads your way, with occasional great moments where everything has gone right. Those moments are more a feeling of relief than sensations of joy.
So, another tough decision had to be made on the film. It wasn't easy to cut a scene but that was the best way to see the end of the tunnel. The scene we eventually decided on added weight to the story, it was a visual favourite and would have displayed a high degree of skill for a number of the cast and crew. However, location was very difficult and came with a financial burden. Ultimately, it was this that killed it. The film wasn't crowdfunded, the budget came directly from the pockets of those involved and for that we're grateful. Now though, we're ready to shoot the final scene!
It'll be a difficult shoot; the time of year most suited to what we're doing, is long past, so timing will be critical. The location, due to the timing, will be busier than we initially planned for. Things are already not going our way. But we only need a total of 90 seconds to go absolutely perfect. Then we're done. How long will that take? Probably longer than we'll have. But that's okay, we're independent filmmakers and it would just be too easy if everything went swimmingly. But it would be nice to experience that, just once for a whole scene.
Fingers crossed we'll have it all shot, chopped and scored by the end on November. That'll be a year then.