Tomorrow is the last day of shooting SOMETIMES I DREAM IN FARSI.
It's been quite a whirlwind.
In May, we went across the country and filmed along the way. Then, I edited a draft of the films all of July. Then, I thought we were done.
I started showing it to friends, and they were like: "It's great! Go for it!"
But a few were wondering if I'd put in more stuff about the road trip and other things I left out of the draft version.
In October, I shot another film in Malta (see above) with Caveh Zahedi. After we started editing that film, Caveh suggested doing a camera address and narrate the Farsi film.
So, I went home and told the story to the camera, but then I thought I needed to make it easier for myself, so, I drew out the whole story in storyboards.
I figured I could sell these or put them in a gallery for people to buy to help fund the rest of the film.
That's basically where we are now. We need about $15K to finish the film. Bare minimum. And I launched this SEED & SPARK campaign as of this posting.
My hope is that people will share it and spread the word. I'm fairly bad about broadcasting things these days. I just have no interest in being on social media, so hopefully, people can share the link via email or other things.
Maybe I can figure out a better way to get people involved.
Who knows? Maybe people will just dig the paintings or the book of all the paintings and want them.
I have no idea.
Anyway, tomorrow, we film in a hair salon on Melrose with the whole family, Brad Warner, and other friends. My dad, Brad, and myself will do one final role-play.
We will see how this goes.
In the meantime, please buy a painting or contribute to the film via this link. We'll need everyone's help, because if we don't raise 80% of the funds, we won't get any.
I'll let all of you know how it goes tomorrow.