Doing Lunch

Nothing makes me feel like a typical LA douchebag more than when the words "let's do lunch" escape my lips unironically. I know it's a necessary evil, but there's something about it that makes me feel weird. It's not the people - because every last one of them have been increasingly amazing - or the locations - try as you might, there ain't nothing fancy about a Wahoo's Fish Tacos - I think it just might be my increasing realization that the movie is really happening.

There's this weird thing that happens in LA where everyone has ideas for projects, but very rarely do they get off the ground. I know I've had a more than few of those conversations about projects - be it a short, a feature, a music video, a comic, or anything in between - that just never seem to materialize. Not for a lack of talent, but because of a lack of... I dunno.... motivation? Money? Life? Something. The point is, this town is littered with the discarded dreams of people just like me who just couldn't make it happen.

I was a little worried at one point that Love in the Time of Monsters would become one of those discarded dreams. As life kept marching on and as our lives got more busy, but then suddenly everything started snapping into place. Somehow I went from trading notes with Mike and Andy, to talking budgets and casting in the blink of an eye. And where these meetings used to take place weeks or even months apart, are suddenly happening on a nearly daily basis and are only coming faster. Suddenly, with every meeting I take, the project becomes more real. And it's time for this project to transcend the dream world and join the physical one.

All because of these damn meetings.

Crazy, right? Who would have guessed that meetings were good for anything other just than bullshitting? Makes me want to talk more things into reality.

So... Anyone want to do lunch?

4 Responses

  1. Dan Litzinger

    I think a lot of projects go nowhere because a lack of PASSION.

    Let’s do brunch.

    • Matt

      I dunno. To me, the passion is there to get you started, it’s moving beyond that initial spark that’s the hard part. And to me, that’s all motivation, life distractions, time, money, etc.

      Also, yes. Totally down for brunch, but only if I can get Huevos Rancheros.

  2. Eli

    Can we do lunch? 🙁

    • Matt

      Yes we can. But only if you’re happy about it.

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