I found out today that a prospective sponsor has decided not to proceed. This isn’t the end of the world (or indeed the end of the movie).
With the New Year fast approaching, and a desire to get started, I’m firing up Plan B which involves a simpler kit list and funding the production mostly from my own pocket.
Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be buying some of the key items off my Amazon wishlist along with a specced-up Mac Mini for editing.
I’ve booked a room at the Arts Centre in the village on Saturday 8th March to host a Death Cafe.
This weekend I’m making initial contact with the various experts I would like to interview for the documentary. The plan is to interview some of them at their offices and also book a room or hotel suite in central London for a day of filming.
In January I’ll be creating a short documentary of 8-12 minutes long, featuring a local start-up and showcasing the development of their product from farm to plate. More on this soon, but it should present a good opportunity to practice some camera and interview techniques, road test all of the kit and get some experience with the editing process.
Next week I’m pitching the movie to an events committee for a major annual conference of Financial Planners, hoping to secure a spot to premiere the documentary there next October.