A few months before we made the movie, I won a short story contest and realized that Yes, it’s time to put up or shut up and try to make a film. I was passionate about the story and excited that it had garnered a little acclaim, and I realized that its content, about a young man attempting to regain what he’s lost, could make for a good film.
During the past few months, I’ve gone through the often-painstaking motions to restore and remaster the entire film. Essentially, I used the post-production skills I’ve acquired in the past five years, and applied them to this film. Which means a more pronounced color palette, more focused soundtrack, and most importantly, a shorter running time. I think the biggest mistake of first time filmmakers is that they assume everything is essential. My first released cut of Full Circle ran about 24 minutes. This restored version is just under 16. It’s tighter, clearer and much more efficient. It still has the obvious stamp of a first time filmmaker, but its heart remains in tact.
I hope you enjoy watching, and, if you’ve seen Earrings, you might even catch a few similarities between them. Some were accidental, others are indicative of how I choose to tell a story. Thanks for watching and thank you all for your continued support of this blog over the past six years. I’ve had such a great time getting to know so many other film freaks like myself. Thanks again!
Note: The film is dedicated to a great friend of mine the world lost far too young. The content of the film has nothing to do with him. The fact that the film existed at all is what merits the dedication.