In early September 2011, I pitched an idea I had for a short film to my good friend. She told me it sounded dark and intriguing, and advised me to run with it. So now, nearly a year later, I’m ready to share that film with whoever is kind enough to watch it.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the hardest part for me personally as an artist is translating the vision I have in my head onto the page. Or, in this case, the screen. Very specific images of a young woman unraveling have been engrained in my head for years, and as production on Earrings developed, I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like, but was sure I’d never be able to fully execute it on film. Well, when I watch the final film now, I can honestly tell you that it is exactly what I wanted it to be. It speaks very accurately of my initial vision, as well as where I am as an artist.
I am very happy with it and extremely eager to share it with you.
Few things. Many have asked when the film will be available on Saturday. And after some deliberation, I’ve elected to make it live at noon on Saturday July 28. High noon, eastern standard time. I’ll have it embedded here, as well as on the Vimeo page where the trailer currently sits.
A handful of people have told me they plan on reviewing the movie after they watch it. That’s something I never expected and am still trying to wrap my head around (which I mean in a very good way). The only thing I ask of people who choose to review it is that you be honest. Love it, hate it, indifferent or ecstatic – just be true. I respect every blogger who has told me they plan to review it, and I know your reviews will be tasteful, no matter what.
To everyone who has tweeted, commented, facebooked, e-mailed, called, texted – to everyone who has lent the faintest shred of support toward myself and this film, thank you. I really hope you like what you see come noon Saturday.