Commentary 12 Nov 2013 04:48 am

The New Film

It is three in the morning and I’m in great pain.

Yesterday I met someone who is going to allow me to work on her film. It is a genius of an earth shattering film, and I am desperate to start on it. I hurt myself waking in the middle of the night banging my leg against the coffee table. Two hours later and it still hurts. I went to bed with this woman’s notion of an idea in my head, and it hasn’t stopped ringing in. I will kill myself to make this film now, soon, quickly. It needs to be made. Immediately. Now.

I cried because I thought the audience wouldn’t give it the necessary third round of applause. But they did. Again and again and again and more. They saw the film we had made in my dream.

I am going to make an 11 minute short film with Mimi Brennan and praise god she came to me with it. It is the film I was made to make – with her, of course. I didn’t know you yesterday; today you have changed my life.

No, I won’t write about it again. But I will make sure every eye who sees me in the future will see this movie. Thank you god for giving me the time and the space. Thank you Mimi Brennan for coming to see me with your brilliant, great movie idea.

Thank you Heidi for supporting me. You took me back into the bed, though I was soaking wet and you understood my desperate need to make great a little piece of Art.

6 Responses to “The New Film”

  1. on 12 Nov 2013 at 8:21 am 1.Pierre said …

    Congratulations on the commission Mike.

    At the same time, i’m sorry to hear about last night. At least you were awake thinking about the possibility of making art again rather than despairing about the state of the industry. It’s nice to see you so excited about a project.

    I want to wish you the best of luck and send many good wishes and prayers toyr way as you embark on this new endeavor.

  2. on 12 Nov 2013 at 9:34 am 2.David Nethery said …

    Very glad to read that you’re working on a new film. I’ll look forward to seeing it when it is completed .

  3. on 12 Nov 2013 at 10:31 am 3.Neil Hunter said …

    I love that feeling that a new beginning, a great new beginning brings. The passion. The possibilities. Best of luck and I look forward to seeing it.

  4. on 12 Nov 2013 at 3:20 pm 4.Larry Ruppel said …

    I would say “break a leg” Mike, but it sounds like you almost did just that last night!

    So I will say a simple “congratulations”, and add that it’s a wonderful feeling when someone thinks of you for a project that suits you perfectly. Cheers!

  5. on 13 Nov 2013 at 9:47 am 5.Stephen Macquignon said …


  6. on 16 Nov 2013 at 5:41 am 6.R. Fiore said …

    I saw The Wind Rises and it’s a worthy picture but it suffers somewhat from the Japanese perception of World War II as something bad that happened to Japan. It had me imagining the American equivalent, Up And Atom!: It’s MASH meets The Tibetan Book of the Dead as Oppie, Eddie, Niels and the rest of the Alamagordo Gang laugh, love and become death, the destroyer of worlds!

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