That realization hit me today like a ton of bricks. The film's due date has been pushed up by two days and now I'm feeling the crunch.
Press releases have been, well, released, the printing is underway, the events have been scheduled...and I'm still editing. Despite any confidence in myself to deliver the film on time for its screenings at DOC NOW, nothing can quell the rising anxiety I'm experiencing. So it's nose the grindstone time.
In other news, I'm heading to the annual Mackey Family Picnic this year at the end of June! I'm pretty excited as I've never gone before, and I'll have a chance to meet and interview George DeKay, relative and author of The Mackey Family History book. It'll definitely put the whole preservation aspect of my film into a larger context, and I'm curious as to what the event will be like.
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join my film's page or whatever Facebook is calling them nowadays.
It has information on all the film screenings and related events, including the DOC NOW Panel on May 20th, running in conjunction with the CONTACT festival. I'm going to be presenting some ideas on documentary and preservation, alongside Marc Losier and Tara Ernst. It's at the Ryerson Gallery and starts at 7pm, so come by if you're in the area! Oh, and it's free!
Be sure to visit the DOC NOW website for information on all the screenings and exhibitions. I'm so excited for all the work being showcased this year. DOC NOW runs from June 7 to 26, 2010.