In terms of production that is the last click in a long line of clicking, cutting, talking, discussing, arguing, debating, imagining, writing, painting, building, recording and shooting that has taken up the last two years of my life and something between many days and many months of others'. It has been a relatively long journey but a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying one. There are always compromises along the way, that is the nature of filmmaking, but they have been used to our advantage. That means that the film we have now is the one I set out to make two years ago - I couldn't ask for anything more as a filmmaker and it is entirely down to all the hard work from the talented people who have been a part of The Alpha Invention and the support from friends and family.
I am sure the next question from many will be... when can we see it? For all of those from around the world who have been emailing me asking when they can see the film I can't express my gratitude enough simply for the fact that you are excited to see something we've created. The short answer is we will try and make The Alpha Invention available to watch as soon as possible. However, this can take some time since we can't make it publicly available until it has been through the festival circuit.
You will be able to find news on which festivals we have been selected to screen at on this very blog. So watch this space, if there is one near you, and there are festivals all over the globe, you can go along and catch it there.
Otherwise, we will of course be bringing it to web platforms after the festival run (just promise me you won't watch it on your phone) and once again all the details will be here.
So why didn't I write this blog entry immediately after finishing the film? Well, we wouldn't want to just say "it's done, you can watch it in a few months time," there has to be something, right?! So we've been working on this - the trailer, turn it up loud... MT