We are just about to get on the plane!
It’s now only a day until we depart to start our adventure in Kenya. Part of me can’t believe that we are actually going. The idea for this project tweaked in my brain in June 2007 and now January 2009 here we are. I’ll be honest, I’ve been a bit mental this week. One moment I’m freaking out and the next I’m calm and confident. Luckily both Christian and Diego, through the wonders of Skype, have been a calming influence on me. I think I definitely chose the right guys to shoot this documentary with.
So here’s the plan for the month. Christian and I arrive on Sunday evening and Diego arrives on Tuesday with the equipment. We decided to arrive a day earlier so that if there is any thing to sort out then we have some time. We’ve been able to sort out most things…permits, visas, insurances, equipment, airline tickets, driver & car & accommodation. We are still struggling a bit for cash for the film and to be honest we will be going into debt for this. We still need to sort out post-production costs but we’ll just cross the bridge when we get to it. The most important thing now is to shoot this doco! Having said that Diego & Christian have been fantastic at chipping away at our costs and I think we’ve been able to save almost $10,000 CDN out of my original budget.
Diego sorted out the equipment for the month from this fantastic company Bureau Cinema e Vídeo in Sao Paulo. They were generous enough to get us a great discounted rate. Here’s a photo of the guys checking our equipment for the shoot. These guys are fantastic and we owe them a huge thank you (or obregado)! If it wasn’t for people like this and there generosity there is no way we could have shot this film.
We’re going to be posting regular updates on the website so please have a regular check. I think you can do an RSS feed or something. I think its going to be a bit of an adventure so it should make for a good read.
Thanks so much for all your support. Wish us luck!!!