One of the toughest tasks making docs is seeing a project through the first idea, development, production, post-production and then the hard part - getting it out there to the public. Eki and I are good at it. Very few of our projects have fallen into the black hole of Bright (un-realized) Ideas. But still, I´m surprised we stuck with this blog for a year, It started on a whim and then we got into it.
The life of a small film company is a cliff-hanger. There´s never enough funding, commissioning editors disappoint and people who would make great subjects back out. But we´ve been at it for 19 years and have made productions that we´re really proud of. For me the series 10 Finnish Architects
comes out on top. It was our first big, BIG project. One of our CEs
made the off-hand remark: "But Maggy that´s 100 minutes of film." I pooh-poohed her with: "No, no it´s 10 ten minute movies." That long, long project (it took almost two years from start to finish) was fun, traumatic, exhausting and a crash course from Eki to me about making movies
is next on my list of favorites. Eki and I financed it ourselves because we both believe that pot, especially medical marihuana, should be legalized. End of story. We also plan to edit and publish online littlemargiedocblag
under the title: Diary of a Mom & Pop Film Company
). Making movies is so much fun you just don´t want to, maybe can´t, stop. "Action!"
Lesson 52: Once you get the itch just scratch, scratch, scratch.
will take a three month break while on the road.