Thursday, February 14, 2008

Written in the Tattoo

Ever wonder what it would be like to be so passionate about something that it is always on your mind? I mean always. This is how my gorgeous husband feels about movies.


We currently own well over 1,000 dvds. This is just an estimate. I could be wrong. I'm sure he could tell you. I do know that we have three built in shelving units in our den that are packed with the things. They are built for books and the shelves run from the floor to the ceiling. That is a lot of movies.


For the past four years, Josh has been working on a movie of his own. He has written it, tweaked it, erased some of it, re-written and re-written it. He has been obsessed with it. He dreams of it--when both awake and asleep. He has taken hour long baths contemplating it. He has chosen various actors and shot various scenes. He has basically lived this movie since the idea came to him.


Josh has read tons of director books, watched millions of movies-focusing on the scenes and the way they are laid out and shot--camera angle, lighting, movement. He has pretty much stalked all of his favorite directors on-line-he knows everything about them and their directing strategies.


He has put in his time, and now it is finally paying off. He is making his movie! We have always known that the movie would be made-how could it not? Josh wouldn't shut up about it, but we thought it was going to be a personally financed movie--meaning we would put up the money to make it ourselves. So, basically the budget for the movie was $500, right?


Well, a local producer has signed on to make the movie. The new budget is $180,000. The shooting schedule is set for the middle of May. In a few weeks, Josh will be going to L.A. to meet with some actors...


I'm so proud of him for sticking to it and making it happen. 4 years is a long time!


Josh just got a tattoo that sums up his passion. It is on his right forearm. I asked him why he decided to put it there. He said that if he didn't get to do his movies, you might as well cut off his right arm...

8 comments:

Anna said...

Cool tattoo, love it!!

Amy said...

How awesome for you guys!!! You'll have to let us know how it goes..and I love that tattoo...Wow that is just the coolest!!

superrelish said...

Wow - congratulations Josh (and great tatt). Keep us all posted about the movie developments

livelaughlove95 said...

Woot! And congratulations!!

Heather said...

Actually, I'm like that when it comes to designing our dream home. I have sketches, folders full of ideas, magazines with turned corners, Word Documents full of ideas, and whenever we're in the car, I'm designing our kitchen.

Congrats to Josh about his upcoming movie. I hope it's everything he dreams it will be.

Barbara said...

I'm glad you're supportive of his passion. I hope it turns out even better than he expects.

Mari said...

I know it will! Thanks, guys!

Anna said...

I want to know if Heather is going to tattoo her house designs on her body?!