Rock and Roll Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon Recap

I survived my first marathon and it was amazing. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. I initially signed up on a whim, but tried really hard to stick to my training to begin with. Back in September, just before we moved, I felt that not only would I finish, but I would also have a decent showing. The last six weeks were a mess though. After sporadic training during that period, I was hopeful just to be able to finish. Here are my thoughts by mile of the experience.

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It’s all subjective

The journey to making Monsoon began with a mentor who was interested in producing it. He had a relationship with a young up-and-coming actress who was on a popular TV show at the time. I met with them for dinner and had a fantastic night. They were awesome, she really responded to the script, and there was talk of bringing other actors they had relationships with into the fold. At the end of the night, I handed both of them a copy of the short film I had made a few months earlier.

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I Miss Writing…and Reading

Need to spend more time looking at Final Draft, less time producing
Need to spend more time looking at Final Draft, less time producing

It’s been a busy year production-wise so far. The first three months were devoted entirely to getting Casey shot. That ended up taking a lot more time than planned, especially with the extra recording and planning time for the performance aspect. Then there was Chutes. Chutes 1.5 is finally being released online. The Chutes Vlogs are in post-production. The entire process from script to getting the thing shot was pretty fast for the Vlogs, but still all consuming with time over the last few months. Then there are the features. We’re working hard to get two features shot next year. What seemed like an impossible task earlier in the year now seems more and more feasible. Extremely difficult and still without any guarantees, but feasible. And all of this has been awesome.

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