Dear '88 Supporters,
Brad here, it's been nearly four months since our last blog entry, and since then we have accomplished a lot.
We haven't made a big deal out of this, but for the past several years, my brother Sean and I have been working on the film whenever we could: off and on, after hours, and in between long stints at our full time jobs. The distance between us has also been a challenge. Sean lives in Orange County, California, and I live in Tucson.
We would take a couple weeks off of our "day jobs" here and there to capture interviews for the film, embarking on epic road trips spanning from Oakland, California to Middlebury, Vermont ("from sea to shining sea!").
Even at times when Sean and I could not attend interviews together, Sean and (Co-Producer) Mustan Dawood would travel and film on location, and I would participate via video chat.
This Summer we have been blessed with a great opportunity to take extended time off of our day jobs, be in the same location, and work full-time on the film. Being together has proved immensely satisfying and productive. We make a good team, and I am so lucky to have someone as talented as my brother to help me with our creative vision.
As we mentioned in the past, we are essentially past the interview stage, and we are now in the post-production stage. Over the past several weeks, we have been watching, re-watching, and organizing over 50 hours of interview footage, tightening up our outline, and rolling up our sleeves to make our first rough cut. It's exciting!
My original plan for this blog was to break down the historic '87-'88 season week by week, but we have realized that the film itself needs as much effort as we can muster right now. So, we have decided to modify the blogs. Instead of a detailed season review, we will be using this platform to update you on our progress and share behind the scenes moments. Take a look at this video for an inside look into our "process." :)
Thanks for all the support you have given us so far! Stay tuned, on Monday we'll be making a big announcement about more ways to get involved, and maybe even have your '88 memories featured in the film!
Brad (and Sean)
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