Contrast

Yes, I know. There hasn’t been a lot of activity around here for ages. With two exceptions – Some fuckwits trying to peddle “cheap tablets”. Online. (They must have eaten them themselves to the point of mental short-circuit if they thought that this would be a good place to market them.)

WELL, AT LEAST IT NOT SPAM! RIGHT…?!

Okay. Enough of that.

The second and by far nicer exception is yesterday.

Exactly one year ago, I was sitting here in the exact same spot, receiving short but alarming phone-calls every now and then during a very long morning. The gist of the calls all slowly built up to one fact – The production was threatened on both logistic and personal levels. I thought to myself amidst flashbacks from “last time”: “Some motherfucker has jinxed us for real. There is no way this few seemingly insignificant incidents can lead to this many larger ones that spiral out of control, create one bottleneck after another and and stall the whole thing.”

But it worked out more or less. Due to certain complications, we had to change a few plans that admittedly weren’t very well thought out from the beginning. But at least we now know how to avoid them in the future.

For me personally, it has been a fucked up year so far. (Some people close to me got into serious trouble “thanks” to old “ghosts” from their past. Others became severely ill – Physically and mentally. And there has been loads of other shit that constantly has been infecting thoughts, actions, reactions and ideas.) And I have a feeling that it’s not over yet, and that the lessons not learned easily outnumber the ones learned.

So it was nice to hear some good news for a change and see that things have begun to happen again with this little movie-project. (The photoshoot was obviously a nice thing and a “two birds with one stone”-killing for those involved.) Of course, “G.E.” has been circulating in my thoughts almost every day during the last months. There were (And is.) ideas for a full-length movie with a back-story and “real” expositions. But you can’t really have it all.

But we’re nowhere close the finishing line yet. We’re still missing one crucial and explaining scene which we have no idea how to shoot yet. And the intro needs to be shot before the first snow falls. (Which could be tomorrow with some bad luck.)

Still, nothing changes the fact that this has been an interesting and rewarding experience. We have already stated that on numerous occasions and we can easily say that neither of us would be the least reluctant to work together with the rest of this crew at some point.

Bring on the chances…!

by Markus