SOME WORDS FROM ERIC MYSZKA:
I would like to take a moment and say a few things about Saturday's shoot. With the exception of a few (inevitable) hang-ups, this production was virtually a seamless, well-oiled machine. I know every person probably experienced at least one moment of doubt at some point that day but every single major problem was overcome and solved in a timely manner.
I believe our work was not only incredibly professional from top to bottom but is also well executed and exceeds my personal goals for the project by a considerable degree. I am absolutely thrilled about how everything came out. I will say with absolute certainty that our project is hands down better than the majority of our competition online... perhaps, all of them. However, it is not my final say in the end and has to be determined by a judging panel that is unbiased. But ours will stand up to all of them and win or lose with panel, (or the audience)- in my mind we have already won, and I am damn proud of it.
One more thing: on a personal note, words cannot adequately describe how grateful I am that all of you came on board. The raw talent we had in this group was flat-out outstanding and is apparent in every aspect of the completed project.
Just as important for me was the fact that I had a great time. In fact, I have been told either in person or over the phone by many of you that your experience was similarly positive. Intangibly, a lot of people made new contacts and exercised your knowledge to a fuller extent and maybe even learned a new thing or two. I know I did! I also achieved a new satisfaction of our craft and reassured myself that this business is for me... something that seemed to disappear in my life with nearly two years of circumstantial film inactivity. Thank you for reinvigorating me!
We had a good day on Saturday and, sadly, good days like that are very often hard to come by in this business. Let's celebrate this together on Thursday at the screening. Luke and I will be providing commemorative t-shirts for all cast and crew prior to the screening to wear in solidarity as a team (they're funny and very cool).
Also, we'll have a lot of other news in the near future regarding this project as Thursday will not be the end of "Reserved For ________" by any stretch of the imagination. You all ROCK!