Tonight is the screening of my new horror film, HARVEST. I’m convinced that this film is cursed.
I’ve done the Toronto film challenge twice before and things have gone relatively smoothly. This time around, Murphy’s law was king and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. We arrived at a remote location and set up our first shot finally by about midnight, only to have the power in the entire block go out. My keys got locked into my trunk (which is like a vault) and we had to break into my own trunk to get them out. Our first night was a write-off and we all had to majorly regroup before heading back to continue work on the cursed film on Saturday. Just when I thought something might actually go right – nope – of course it went wrong. We were actually preparing to make a documentary about struggling to make this movie because 12 hours in, that’s all I could think of making of this thing.
In spite of all that, we somehow managed to finish the film which is a miracle in the face of all we were up against. Of course it was cursed til the very end and we had output issues, but we still got it in and the film will screen tonight at the Toronto Underground Cinema at 7pm, along with 11 other (hopefully not cursed!) short films from aspiring filmmakers.
I’ve gotta say that also in spite of this being a challenge in every sense of the word, I’m pretty damn happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to get this in front of an audience and see how they react.
Hope to see you there….