I have always been a filmmaker at heart, but over the past month I have made the jump from amateur student filmmaker to a producer fully embracing studio independence in Denver, Colorado. I am in the middle of busy season at my accounting firm and am working very long hours, making my out of the box movie, “Confessions” with some of my best friends, and helping my friend launch his company, therefore, I have accepted that I will not be getting any sleep.
“You can sleep when your dead” is a quote that has always stuck with me. It is the truth, especially when you want to experience everything the world has to offer and give back to change the world is some way. With that being said, my purpose in the world is to tell the true stories of the world and the human condition that a lot of people are scared to tell. While we may all be following a circular path (which I strongly believe in), life is unscripted. Observational, outlined narrative work is the future of fictacious realism in the movies.
I could have given you another review about “Boyhood” (directed by Richard Linklater, Before Midnight) saying that it is the best movie of the year and was a “12 year long masterpiece”, but you already know that. Instead, I am expressing the impact the movie has had on myself. It literally allowed me to re-experience my childhood and realize how dedication to realism in storytelling pays off in the end – even if it takes 12 years to create.
Why force genius. Instead of recasting actors as the boy grows up, why not just grow up with him? The second part of my filming will commence early Saturday morning as we take a realistic journey into the mind and relationships of out main character “Jesse”. I don’t know where it is going, but that is the best part of storytelling.
By: Jonny Havey | Producer