Gentlemen, start your engines...
Welcome to Lost Creek!
Welcome everyone! This marks the first official Lost Creek posting! It's been an incredible journey so far, and there's lots to do! We're all so excited to be embarking on this project, and we're very happy you're coming along for the ride.
Lost Creek began as a simple idea way back last fall. It might be clear from the nature of this film, but I have always had an abiding love of the scary and the macabre. Since I was little, it was always the with things that scared me that I became fascinated. On top of this, Halloween has always been my favorite time of year. There's something about this time that speaks deeply to me. It's more than just the ghosts and skeletons. As I see it, Halloween is the one holiday that truly belongs to children. It is the time of year where you are allowed and encouraged to let your imagination run wild. This is exciting and scary at the same time, which I think is how it should be. The world of childhood imagination is a magical place, and I started to want to really explore what it means. And, I don't mind admitting, explore my own love of Halloween and the slightly darker places.
That's where Lost Creek really began. From there, we started to build our crew. I have always firmly believed in the independent spirit of film. My philosophy is, you should strive to surround yourself with talented, creative people, and work together to make something new and beautiful. If we support each other, nothing can stop us. That is how we are making this film. Everyone involved is an amazing artist, and together we're going to make an amazing film. We can't wait to share it with you.
Please keep checking back with us. There is nothing more rewarding and fascinating (and stressful and scary!) than the process of making a film truly from scratch. And this is the first time for all of us. We plan to document every step of this journey, and we want you to follow along with us as we learn together the best way to make Lost Creek come to life.
I really do think we succeed by working together. So one of my goals with these blog postings, is maybe to discuss some of the ins and outs of making a film. My hope is that maybe, if there's another indie filmmaker out there just starting, I can offer some advice through what I've seen and done so far. It's going to be a wild ride, and we're so excited you're coming with us!
And there's going to be a lot of cool stuff coming. In order to reach our budget, we need your help. We believe in this film, and we hope you will too. You are so important to making this project a reality. If you choose to donate to this film, you become a part of our team. And we are planning some great ways to show our gratitude!
It's an amazing thing to see your dream start to become a reality. Thanks to everyone involved in Lost Creek, that is happening for me. I can't tell you how meaningful that is. Every time I've seen a film that's made the hairs rise on the back of my neck, I know it's possible through art to touch something fundamentally, universally important. I hope that you, like me, believe in the power of storytelling. We've got a great story for you, and with your help, we'll tell it the best way we can.