Just over a year ago, we decided to make this film. Since then, we’ve received lots of support from people who are probably wondering what we’re up to. One of our favourite things about travelling and filming is the wonderful people we meet along the way. When they’re interested in keeping up with the project, we send them to our website and so we figured we really ought to start putting some material on that website for friends to follow along. We also intend to give those people some background as to how our little team ended up in their lives. Perhaps you’ve never met us, but if you have even the faintest interest in this project and have ended up reading this, then this blog’s for you too!
We began this project not knowing all that much about anything and not knowing at all how to make a feature film. But we had a vision that we could create something rad and we committed to it. So, we started learning how to make a movie with the goal of making the best movie we possibly can.
It’s been a beautiful adventure for us so far. One that has been full of transformative experiences and one we’re not going to try and sum up in one blog post. Instead we’d just like to provide an introduction to the blog and what we plan to do with it.
An ongoing realization for us is that much of what makes our story interesting is our journey to make Melt. Particularly, how this journey explores what it’s like to be young and have hope while looking forward in a changing world.
Since beginning down the path of working on this project, we’ve had many misconceptions broken and assumptions exposed. We’ve had to get real with ourselves in ways we never have before. Melt has been confronting us with personal weaknesses and struggles which we know we’re not alone in. That’s a big reason why, more than just giving updates on what we’re doing, we feel it’s important to be open about this experience - to share what it's like to be facing and overcoming those challenges.
We’d like to use this blog to show how our perspective is being formed and provide some insight into our creative process. We want to embrace the twists and turns and things that aren’t always planned or glamorous but give this story its character.
In any given day, there are a lot of things bombarding your attention and trying desperately to keep it. We appreciate you taking the time to check us out. There are many ideas we’ve been dancing with that we’re stoked to explore more in depth and hopefully, open some conversation around. We’re ultimately looking to reflect on all the things that have a powerful effect on us along the way. There’s lots to fill you in on so there’ll be a variety of different types of posts coming up. We’re very grateful to be in a position where we have the opportunity to dive into a story we care deeply about and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us to get here.
Also, shoutout to anyone who’s been waiting for this patiently for over a year. We love you.