We have completed day six of filming. I have had many emotions during this process, but the one that stands out most is pride. I cannot put into words how proud I am of our team for their hard work and dedication. Knowing that we have their support is empowering. We feel like we can do anything.
There’s so much I want to to say and share with you, but I am trying to put all my energy into the production (and post-production) side of Alexis. Let me leave you with this:
Last week I edited two shots from the courthouse scene. My goal was simply to see how well the music score I had been composing over the last few months was going to work with that actual footage. I thought it was working pretty well, but I wasn’t sure how it would go over with Carly. We had many conversations about music for the pilot, and how indie music was a good fit and how certain songs from certain eras would work with different characters, etc. What I had written didn’t match any of that. What I composed was what I felt Alexis was, what she felt and what she was becoming. I sheepishly played it for Carly, thinking she wasn’t going to like it because it didn’t match any style we had discussed. I couldn’t bring myself to make eye contact with her while she watched it, for fear that I would see a look of disapproval. When the minute-long edit was over, I finally brought myself to glance her way. She was sobbing.
That is pride my friends. Everyone involved in this will be proud when we are done. That much I can assure you.