Wednesday, May 4, 2011

21 days and 7,000 Steps Closer

Making a feature so far has proven to be nothing less than spiritual.  Thinking on the overused quote you can buy on keychains in gas stations,
" The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -  Lao Tzu
Now! Now, we can BEGIN to understand what that means but also feel the need to elaborate on it.   A journey can be told from the perspective of a single person but is experienced by countless, even more apparent today with the use of the internet.  
20 years ago this film was set in motion, one year ago it was begun by a handful of Chicago boys and a muse, now 21 days ago it has began a journey of 1,000 miles for countless people due to the initial support from 61 backers (pledging over $7,000).  What we are saying is this film is not just our path, our journey, but it is a conversation between a city and its people, artists and their supporters, musicians and their listeners.  A person may take a single step at a time, but a community takes a 1,000 at once.  Thank you for your continued support, and we call on you to make strides with us because its not for I or me but for Chicago and what we can create.

"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."
- Henrik Ibsen

On a similar note we have begun our casting calls that will be held May 16th- 20th at the Merchandise Mart. We have received tons of inquiries and are completely impressed by the talent being thrown at us. If you are interested or know of any talented actors/ actresses send 'em on over. Here is a link to our Mandy casting call and Craigslist call.