We are Editing!!
Three fourths of the way through production with over 4TB worth of raw footage and an amazing story that continues to unfold in the present as well as the past, I really needed help to put some reins on this film. Good thing I had Shirley Thompson (editor of the online fundraising teaser) scheduled for four weeks of preliminary editing (funded in part by all the generous contributions of our Kickstarter backers and Indigo party attendees).
In four weeks here are the major things I learned:
1) We have an INCREDIBLE three act story that reads like a major Hollywood movie script!!!
2) We still have a long way to go and lots of fundraising to do to give you a final film that can do justice to this incredible story.
3) So many of the things I’ve learned and experiences I’ve had and great people I’ve met will not make it into the final film.
4) It’s all part of the process
As a response to #3, and inspired by the recent blog posts of fellow Asian Actress/Actor history detective Durian Dave, I have made a pledge to blog about my FINDING KUKAN encounters and adventures as often as I can in the next few months. It may only be to assist my aging memory cells, but if you’re interested in sharing a little of the journey I’ve been on, please drop a line or a comment to let me know you’re out there. And stay tuned for more about #1, 2 and 4 in future posts. There are plenty of surprises in store.