In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report: Day 319—I need a village!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report:  Day 319—I need a village!

Day 319:  I had the best intentions to get back to scene 25 today and finish it.  That did not happen.  Today was all about my first film project.  This morning I had a meeting with Dear Friend.  Dear Friend just happens to be an amazing producer from back in the day and I needed to know if I needed her, would she dust off those mad skills and help me out as a part of my production team?  Luckily, she was very kind and generous and is happy to help in anyway she can.  Yesterday I had lunch with Joie de vivre and pretty much had the same conversation with her.  She is actively one of the best producers in this town and she, too, luckily, was very kind and generous and is happy to help in anyway she can.  Have I mentioned lately that I have the best friends in the whole world?  Well, I do.  Thank you, wonderful friends!

If you haven’t gotten a call or an email from me yet, don’t worry, you will.  I will need all the help I can get.  Emotional support.  Production support.  Creative support.  Financial support.  Metaphysical support.  Spiritual support.  You name a type of support and I will need it.  Bring on the support!  It will take a village and I need a village.

I got this…right?

Seriously, it’s finally time to put up or shut up.  I’ve been in development on my scripts for a year.  I’ve been talking about making these movies for a year.  And now, I’m finally going to make my first one!  Or die trying.  I’m not going to lie, I’m a little freaked out.  I’m somewhere between giddy with excitement and shitting my pants from the sheer terror of it.  Money will be spent.  Risks will be taken.  Favors will be promised.  Bargaining will be done.  Tears will be shed.  Begging, borrowing and stealing will be going down.

Deep breath.

I got this.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…a village to build.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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