The post-production on my short film formerly known as Red Skies at Night is coming to a close in Europe. Adding Italian creative partners to the US/Japanese team has turned it into a different movie, and also changed and accelerated plans for the feature.
If someone would have told me two years ago that the Red Skies at Night journey would take so long, go through so many different fucking chaotic twists – including getting mysteriously stolen in Chicago (long, crazy story) – then finally end in Rome, having been transformed into a completely new US/Japanese/Italian film with a European producer, a new title and new footage, I would have laughed out loud. But here we are, the movie is undergoing color correction and VFX etc. in a film studio in Rome and it will be done in about three weeks. Rock-n-Roll.
The other side to this creative adventure, of course, if not the main point of the short film — is the feature, Goodbye Blue Sky. We’ve changed the setting of the feature from San Francisco to Venice and Rome. I’ve been working on the script, which still stars “Flower,” but the story is simplified and in the process of being transformed.
I’ve been working on this project for a long time, I thought it was dead a few times – but concept and execution have suddenly converged, and the feature suddenly feels close.