Hello everyone. It has been a very busy summer. So busy in fact that I haven’t had time to keep you all updated. A lot is going on and I am excited to catch you up. In summary: projects are moving along quickly and I’ll hopefully have 2 documentaries released before the end of the year. Additionally, I am working on building a new home studio space that will allow me to create some exciting new content for you all.
A Dedication To The 20th Anniversary of 9/11
|In consideration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, my team wanted to release a teaser trailer today for Behind The Smoke to honor the sacrifice of those who ran into the buildings and the ruble to save lives. Behind The Smoke is about all first responders who suffer from long term effects of exposure to hazardous situations. From nervous systems shutting down, to cancer, and even PTSD. As the long term effects to those that fought to save lives during 9/11 are a part of this film’s story, we only felt it appropriate to include this teaser trailer as a dedication on a day when we need to remember what we lost as a country and what was saved because of these brave men and women.
In Other News
Brave Are The Fallen is Now
Exclusive behind the scenes content is now available on Vimeo On Demand. Over 30 minutes of extra Bonus Features free with a purchase or rental:
• Behind the Scenes interviews with director Jacob Whitley, producer J Horton, and narrator Billy Cook.
• The original short film that started it all as a simple class project for Jacob in his documentary film class at California State University of Fullerton.
What’s in Production?
COVID 19 Documentary
|It’s over a year later and I am still working on this film. That may be normal or even a short time for some filmmakers, but for me, the longest I ever worked on a project consecutively before this, was about 6 months. I only hope all of the time I am putting into this project ends up being worth it. With only a few remaining interviews to go; a pastor and a local resident that helped to clean up Chattanooga Tennessee after the tornado that rocked that town, and a nurse that worked in both an assisted living and hospice facility that were both overrun by the virus, I am increasingly more excited to see the final product.