As I mentioned some time ago, I'm involved in a new movie making endeavour. Phew! My movie nerves are frazzled.
I used to make about one short film a year, until I embarked on my first documentary project. It wasn't easy, and though me and my crew (Karolina Brobäck, Jessica Jalmo and Julia Wiraeus) were enthusiastic, the road was riddled with dilemmas I never could have anticipated. After three years of unpaid work we couldn't get finances for our Finnish speaking editor, and that's where the project remains. We basically need 100.000 SEK, or a Finnish speaking editor willing to work for free - or that one of us woman up and quickly learn Finnish and editing, not an easy combo.
After the halt, I made some attempts to get new short films going - I have so many scripts just lying around! But it's hard to find a producer, and there isn't a lot of money in short film (understatement of the year).
In December 2010 (so long ago!) I sat down and thought hard. I had come to the realization that distribution had to be dealt with already in the first steps of plotting a movie. If I wanted to make say five minutes of animation - how could I best get it out there and get it noticed? Something was needed. That's how I came up with the idea for the Din mamma! (Yo' mama!) project. Five female directors, five short films, five minutes each and one theme - Yo' Mama!. The movies could be shown together or separately, and the theme was funny, universal and inviting. (I didn't come up with the theme, it was Karolina Brobäck).
This project has moved forward slowly, and the group of directors is now Rebeca Villarreal, Karolina Brobäck, Ida Windingstad, Valentina Chamorro and me. This autumn we'll make our first application, for which I'm excited!
I will tell you more about my movie, that for now is nameless, but this is the first sketch that I've made of a mountain landscape and a lake. It's in progress, of course, but as a first sketch it will definitely do.