Posted by Kelli Joan Bennett
What began as a question to Screenwriter Monica in the coffee shop next to the Beverly Hills Library on November 11, 2011…yes, that’s right, the magical 11/11/11…has ended in the completion of our collaboration: Collusions is finally finished. 4 years, 6 months and 5 days later. Halle-f*#kin-lujah!!!
To make it super official, I sent the announcement to the entire cast and crew this morning. Most importantly, I let them know we’re planning a viewing party to celebrate next month! Hearing back from three of my stars how excited they are to finally see the film made my day.
Granted, the film may be finished but we’re not done yet. Now we have to start submitting to film festivals, talking to all the distributor/sales agent types who have reached out to us inquiring about the film, playing on the festival circuit, getting deals for it in all markets, and, the ultimate destination: releasing the film out into the world for all to see!
The world of distribution is a whole new ball game. One I’ve never played before. I’ve started to stick a toe in the batter’s box for the documentary but I’m a total rookie. The exciting thing? It’s a brand new stage in the process. Sure, a tough stage, a competitive stage, some might even say a, “snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding” stage. Give me a moment to gird my loins. But, hey, it’s new. And after being in post-production purgatory for over 3 years, NEW feels crazy good.
Until tomorrow, create from what you have…a long awaited completion.