This coming Sunday on June 10th we are having our public screening of “But Something is There”.
This is the final cut. It is miles beyond our first screening. We learned a lot from the screening that was shown to the cast and crew. It is now completely remixed and edited. We made changes to the sound and picture, added different music, and polished the entire production. It is now the picture I wanted all along.
Sometimes it takes several tries to get it right. Paul Gentry did an amazing job of adding creative touches both editorially and with audio that enhanced the film a great deal.
Between Paul Gentry and Isaac Blair’s creative efforts the first pilot (IMHO) is a gem.
Whitley Strieber recently viewed the film and said, “It was beautiful, visually stunning, and a quiet telling of a story that needs to be understood. Not sensationalized”.
I’m very excited to have this public screening. It will allow many people who have these experiences to see the film. After years of the media and Hollywood insulting this subject matter, it’s high time that someone tells the honest truth.
It is my hope that this approach will encourage honest and credible people to come forward with their stories without fear of being laughed at.
I can’t begin to thank the “Ventura Adult Continuing Education”, (VACE) for their assistance and students who contributed their time to this production over the last 2 years.
I want to thank my actors, Robb Wolford, Jeff Bond, Logan Bond, Tammy Klein, David Allen Graf, and April Malloy. They gave tirelessly to our efforts and did such an amazing and professional job. They are all my heroes and an incredible talent.
I want to thank Whitley Strieber and Yvonne Smith for playing themselves in this production. Whitley and I have been long time friends and I could not have made this the film it is without him. His help to this production started when I first read “Communion” in 1987.
Yvonne and I have been friends since 1991 and it was she to whom I first went for help with my experiences. It was her support group meetings that helped me to understand I wasn’t alone with this experience and the hypnotherapy to uncover more details about my experiences.
Both these amazing people add a flare of authenticity to the production.
I thank my crew who are too many to name here who gave of themselves 100% to get this amazing and nearly impossible task to achieve reality.
This all brings us to a close of a 2 year saga, even longer if you count when this all began for me in 1957 as a child in San Francisco.
But it doesn’t end here. The second script is written and the third is on the way. We will do 5 more episodes and this time we will have funding and a budget to pay everyone involved.
Get ready for this adventure to continue. We are just starting.