Sorry for the lack of updates recently. We’ve been hard at work on the doc but I wanted to take a second to let all of you wonderful supporters know where we are with completing the film.
Since the last update we ended up back in New York where we finished up our interviews with the Sorrentis. The interviews with Mario, Vanina, and Francesca were some of the most moving and powerful stories about Dave we’ve been lucky enough to hear and we’re so incredibly thankful to be able to include them in the film. We were also able to sit down with Richard Pandiscio, a close family friend who gave Dave his first editorial job while he served as Creative Director at Interview Magazine during the 90’s.
Since those interviews things have taken longer than we would have hoped…but it’s beginning to seem that delays are simply part of the process when making a film, and it’s something we’re coming to terms with. However with that being said the delays have been well worth the wait as things are wrapping up better than we could have hoped for.
About a month ago I was able to get back in touch with Jaime and after chatting with her about where we are with the project we met up in LA and went over the interviews we’ve assembled. After seeing what we’ve done so far she agreed to be a part of the project and do an interview which we’re really happy about. Also, we’ve been able to confirm interviews with some really important people from Dave’s life that we’ve really been hoping to include in the film. We’ll be going back to Los Angelas in early January for one last round of interviews and while we’re there we’ll be sitting down with Jaime King, Mila Jovovich, Chris Brenner, and Med Arbrous.
With that trip our interviews will be complete and it’ll be back to the dark of the editing room until we have our finished film. We’ll keep you posted when we finish our interviews and let you know how everything turns out. Thanks again for hangin’ in there with us through this process, we’re seeing things really come together and we can’t wait to share Dave’s story with the world once we’re done.
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder once said “No plan survives contact with the enemy.” Why might we be quoting a Prussian Field Marshals you ask? Well, lets just say things didn’t go exactly according to plan this last interview trip.
Now don’t get us wrong, we were able to get some really incredible interviews, but we definitely had a few unexpected bumps along the way.
We began the trip by shipping off to LA to meet up with Jaime King. With the interview scheduled for Sunday at three, we decided to leave on Friday to have time to prepare. When we ended up catching the second flight Friday (we fly standby) we were pumped to be in LA early. We met up with some of our friends who’ve moved out west, and spent our extra day prepping equipment and long boarding through USC.
Just as we were prepping gear for our interview Saturday night we got a pretty rough email from Jaime. At midnight the night before the interview she cancelled without much in the way of explanation. Needless to say we were left pretty bummed.
After a few stiff drinks we set out to mentally prepare to leave our lumps in LA and hit New York with a fresh start Monday.
When we made it back to New York our luck started to turn around. We were able to get in a ton of really fantastic interviews with people we had been hoping to talk with since the beginning of the project. While there we were able to collect interviews of the last of the SKE crew including Richie Akiva, Ivan Bess, and Matt Lenski. We were also able to gather interviews with some others folk we had been holding out for who played really large roles in Davide’s personal and professional life, such as Victoria Bartlett, Danielle Z, Jade Berreau, Havanna Laffitte, Maria Hadjidemetriou, and David Lipman.
Francesca, Davide’s mother, unfortunately had to reschedule her interview leaving us just a few more interviews to do the first week of September when Mario and Vanina get back from their vacations.
After our fourteen day trek from Chicago to LA to New York and finally back to Chicago we were pretty burnt out. Fortunately we’ve been blessed since the launch of our Kickstarter to garner some attention from some really great people and we’ve since brought on board several individuals to help back the completion costs of the project and fund our final trip in September to interview the Sorrenti family and the last few elusive interviews on our list.
While we still haven’t heard from Jaime about rescheduling the interview, we’ve been moving full steam ahead with post production as we wait for the Sorrentis to get back to New York. We’ve started to put together transcriptions and a paper edit of all the interviews we’ve done to date which has proven to be a rather large undertaking in and of itself (anyone that tells you transcribing fifty hours of interviews is a walk in the park is lying to you through their teeth). With the transcriptions now almost done it’s been really fascinating to see the story start to come together after what feels like a lifetime of collecting interviews, and we’re getting really excited to start cutting things together.
So while it hasn’t been the smoothest time wrapping up production, we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re really excited to be able to share these stories we’ve collected with the world and we’re hoping you’ll hang in there with us while we put all the pieces together into what’s shaping up to be something we think is going to be very special.
We did it! “See Know Evil” is officially 100% funded!!! Thank you everyone who helped push us along. I want to send my sincere gratitude to all of you who helped get us to our goal.
You all rock.
We’ve just officially launched our Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of the feature length documentary “See Know Evil.” We’re asking for everyone’s help in making this film a reality. So please, help us push it into the internet, take a second to reblog it, retweet it, facebook it to a friend, and help us get the word out!
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