Consequently, due to current circumstances I find it necessary to push the filming of The Boarder back until mid-September, 2010.
The additional time, three months total – mid-June to mid-Sept – will give us time needed to complete pre-production preparations, such as: completing negotiations to secure well-known actors for Annika & Zeb's roles; hiring the best producers and crew available; and finishing collecting the funds needed to film this project.
This change will undoubtedly require changes in personal schedules for those anxious to be part of anticipated scenes. For example, we anticipated that several actors, singers and dancers would participate in Ravenna's July 18th Sodtown Festival. I continue to encourage everyone to attend Ravenna's celebration on that day even though we won't be filming in July.
To make up for the changes, I will personally contact those who will be involved as actors or as extras so you will know when you'll be needed. Also, please watch upcoming Boarder Corner articles and notices on our website: www.theboardermovie.com so you can set your schedules.
It's important to know that during this extended pre-production period, we'll steam ahead in preparation for September. Just like you, I'll remain excited towork with all of you, and as a team we will maintain a steady pace to be ready, set, and GO in September!
I am so impressed, and thank you from my heart, for your quiet determination to get The Boarder movie filmed! I love hearing from our supporters because I'm reminded that you're still interested in moving this project forward. The beauty of the team we're forming -- including YOU-- is that we share the same vision, dedication and desire to give The Boarder movie the opportunity to 'GO the DISTANCE!'
I've been told that we have a choice... we can make The Boarder fast or we can make it good, but it's not possible to make it fast and good.. Without a doubt, I share your desire to make The Boarder one of the GREAT films of our time! Many heartfelt thanks for your prayers and your terrific work!
In the meantime, be sure to look for The Boarder float in this Saturday's Annevar Parade then come and meet Jane at a book signing at Ravenna's Historical Society, 5 pm to 7pm, on Saturday, June 19th .
Again, thank you and blessings! Jane