Still we are at visual effects and post production. Tommie our composer is hoping to get part of the time line soon to start composing. Us too. It’s just Issac and me doing all the work now and at the rate we are going we are closing on the visual effects and edit.
In addition I’ve been working on the book version which chronicles my life from early childhood to present day with this experience. It has been an eye opener for me because so many things I thought I forgot the details to spring forward as I’m writing. One finds themselves thinking maybe I’m just being a good writer. But in my case because of my long history with this experience in print, media and in shared encounters I can fact check myself.
For instance back in the 90’s I was involved with a group of people at the Coronado Hotel. We all had an experience on the same night there at the conference. Yvonne Smith who is my friend and hypnotherapist interviewed and regressed each of us separately after the event. I was in the same room with one of the people when all this happened. We never shared, at her asking what we remembered.
So years later she writes a book about it and in that book are the transcripts for the interviews and regressions. I was just writing about the very same event and thought maybe I should go read her book after words to see if I remembered it correctly after 23 years and more importantly did the man I shared the room with that night remember the very same things. And he did with no variation. I never knew this until now. And my memory was correct on all counts of everything from arriving on Coronado Island.
Additionally she had other material about my experiences. Recollections and also transcripts under hypnosis. Again I had just written about these very same instances and what I wrote after all these years matched perfectly.
So writing this book is a journey for me as much as making the pilot. Maybe even more. At one point I was writing about something that happened to me when I was 10 and with my grandparents on a dark country road at night. As I wrote about it and started remembering I felt and anxiety and physical discomfort. I had to stop writing for awhile and take a break. Even though you may be OK with something that happened to you years ago reliving it brings back the same feelings as I experienced as a 10 year old boy. Not something I expected.
The book will be illustrated and cover my life. It’s my hope it will be done in a couple of months time and will be a rich resource for following scripts for the series should we get picked up.
The more I watch the edit the more I know it will.