I know that many of you have been asking yourselves, “What ever happened to that film, Sweet Old World, that I heard about those many months ago?” Actually, it’s been over a year, and that’s a very good question that deserves an answer.
The answer, in a nutshell, is it has taken this long to finally get it right. Days, weeks, months in front of the editing system with my wonderful editor, Lindsay Mofford, and her intrepid assistant Travis Smith-Evans; hours of discussion with the dozens of brilliant friends who have given Vangie and me feedback-much of it very painful to hear; sleepless nights agonizing over how to make the story work; long days at every coffee shop from Silverlake to South Pas rewriting the script; and weeks of filming new scenes.
That sort of thing.
And now, much to my surprise, the end is near. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting brighter. We’re not done yet-there is still much work to get the film ready to show-but the story is complete and everything is in place.
And I can’t say it enough: Thank you!