Erica Harrell

Today is the last day of post-production on A Monster in the Attic! This news is very bittersweet for me, as Danny is currently at Local Hero doing the final layback while I am at work on Entourage. It feels weird to not be with Danny and the movie on its last day, but I am really excited about the film’s next step – a film festival run and distribution.

Last week we had the opportunity to screen the film with a full 5.1 mix in the screening facility at Would Work Sound with our engineer Evan Frankfort. It was awesome seeing and hearing the film for the first time on a big screen. While watching, I was also reflecting on how much we accomplished with this little film. Traveling with our cast and crew to a small town in Utah that is hours from an airport, we built an amazing structure, faced flooding and unbearable heat and shot a period film with only two child actors. Then the film returned to both Los Angeles and Florida and went through a nearly year-long editing and special effects period.

While watching a finished film, it is easy to forget all of the hard work that goes into making it. So again, I thank everyone who helped make this movie possible; I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished and I can’t wait to share it with you with full sound and surprising color correction.

Another thing I realized while watching the film at Would Work is that I am ready to begin this process all over again. Apparently doing two features back to back didn’t teach me a lesson ;). I hope to work with many people from the Monster Crew again soon.

Tomorrow, Danny heads back to Orlando and I am truly going to miss him. Hopefully we will begin development on a new film very soon and I’m sure we will blog about that too! I can’t wait for the long iChat sessions and revision after revision because if there’s one thing I have learned from this film is that I love this process.

These are not easy times for Independent film or Independent filmmakers, but I am optimistic for our futures.

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