Friday, January 29, 2010
It is with great honor that I'll be a part of a film fest in North Carolina next month. Please come see the short films, and listen to the filmmakers panel: http://johnston.mync.com/site/johnston/Community/story/47536. I look forward to seeing you there, and talking about Abandoned Allies (which will be released this summer).
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Today I'm finally feeling like myself, for the first time in what feels like forever. It's been almost a week since I started feeling sick, and I could not be more thankful to have my health return! Things have been moving forward on the film, although the editing is still causing some troubles. More on that later, as I am getting ready to meet with two power ladies about the film's communications strategy.
While the visible activities relating to communications seem a long way away (we're hoping to release Abandoned Allies this summer), it's never too early to get people on board to plan. This gives everyone time to let the ideas marinate, adjust and grow--and helps us all get a better understanding without having to rush under pressure.
It is such an honor to work with so many talented people. It is humbling to give them a challenge, some parameters within they can work, and then give them the responsibility to take the reigns and do their thing. Because I'm working with my friends, they challenge me just as much as I challenge them.
There are moments where I pause and think about how lucky I am to be surrounded by such talented people, each willing to offer their time to help make the project successful. It even brings a tear to my eye on occasion.
Folks, when this thing is finally finished I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed the process of working on it. This film has introduced me to some of the world's finest folks, and I cannot wait to thank them all publicly for their hard work. For now, a little tip of the hat to each must suffice as there is much work left to be done.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Since Thursday of last week I've been feeling pretty sick with some upper respiratory thing. Today is the first day I've started to feel like myself, and even that's a long shot because my whole body is so weak I can't stand for long periods of time without feeling like I'll pass out or start coughing so much it looks more like a convulsion. It's pitiful!
Thankfully, though, I'm on the mends and am already feeling infinitely better than I was last Thursday, after following directions from a good friend, mentor and medical doctor. Today is still a "take it easy day" with short periods of time for work and catching up on emails.
All I can say is that I'm anxious for tomorrow, in hopes that I'll be back on my A Game soon.