As some of you have noticed, I have been going back and adding blogs from my several months of travel. While traveling and then logging and capturing footage I fell behind on my blogs and am having to put them in as close to the time they occurred as possible. You will notice my last blog was in September but I actually wrote it two days ago and wanted to create a nice timeline of the the story. Don’t ask me why I did it this way; I thought it made sense but now seems a bit weird considering what I am about to write.
I just wanted to note that exactly ONE YEAR AGO TODAY I agreed to take on the daunting task of making this documentary. It was on January the 5th that I told the executive producers I would take on this documentary and bring to light the issue of senior hunger. Initially this was supposed to be a 20 minute film and I was to shoot it in LA and San Francisco only. However, this film has grown, new information was discovered (along with some great and colorful people) and the money allowed us to find the story instead of just trying to tell a story.
I will admit that the last year has been a difficult one for me considering I set most of my business aside to make this project but have been slowly growing my photography business during our breaks, I secured studio space and had several shoots with lots of wonderful new clients. I am just ready for this film to be released so we can all see what has transpired over the last year and bring this issue to the American public. Also, I believe all of us involved are ready for this project to conclude so we can all move forward with it and let it be seen.
But I don’t complain about things like the amount of time this has taken or the pressure and challenges I have faced. Instead, I reflect on all I have learned and seen, the people I have met and the stories they have told. Their stories need to be seen and heard and I can’t wait for that to happen. Tremendous organizations deserve tremendous recognition for their selfless and passionate works.
But until this film is completed I can at least say, “Happy Birthday, Leftovers!”