First of all, how exciting was the Kane Hodder news? I can't tell you how great it feels when an actor of his experience responds to your project in such a positive way. I really look forward to having him on set and adding his skills to LiToM!
But that's the future. For the present, my life involves a lot meetings. Planning meetings, attending meetings, thinking about meetings. Sounds boring, right? You'd think so, but I have developed a secret weapon: inviting awesome people to said meetings, and talk to them about exciting movie-related things! Whether I meet with a Director of Photography, Production Designer or Production Accountant, there is always a great conversation to be had about the film. Honestly, my favorite part of most of these meetings is just sitting back and watching people talk about their plans for the film. It really goes back to my old canard about why I enjoy producing so much: involving talented people on a project, helping them figure out what to do, then getting out of the way and letting the magic happen. Because let's be honest, I don't know much about framing a shot, but I sure do get excited listening to Matt and the DP talk about it.
In reality, what all these meetings are doing right now is building the foundation on which the whole movie will be erected. It's like a house: if you don't get your foundation right, all the cool walls and roof you want to put on later will just collapse in on itself; each person we add to the team is another piece of that foundation. I always leave every one of these meetings more and more focused on my goal of making sure LiToM rocks so these fantastic people CAN work their magic.
The foundation we are building for "Love in the Time of Monsters" is solid, and I can't wait to introduce them all to you in the coming weeks.