We’re premiering at Frameline 37! I can’t believe it. Kyle and I dreamed about this moment for years and now it’s just weeks away. We still have a few details to polish before Cologne is ready for its big debut, but very soon we’ll be wrapping post production.
I’m actually just now returning from an incredible weekend in Northern California. My trip started with a color grading session, working with an awesome team to make sure the film looks just perfect.
From there, Kyle and I headed up to the gorgeous, world-famous Skywalker Ranch for two days of sound mixing. I can’t even begin to express how amazing it is to be there. Before stepping a foot inside the facilities, the sweeping landscapes alone will take your breath away. Then to actually work on Cologne at the industry’s leading sound studio was simply a phenomenal opportunity. The film sounds spectacular, and watching it at Skywalker is a moment I will never forget.
I’m so thankful for all of the work our post production team has done. From editing to color, to sound and title design, this process has been an outstanding effort from a wonderful crew of talented artists.
Kyle and I closed out the weekend launching our Film Finishing Fund Kickstarter campaign! Through our first Kickstarter campaign in 2011, we were able to shoot Cologne. Now, we need help to offset post production costs, apply to more film festivals and pay the legendary Dolly Parton for her inspiring music.
I can’t wait for all of you to see the finished film. Be sure to visit our website for the latest updates. And as we apply to more festivals around the world, I hope Cologne screens at a theater near you.
In the meantime, check out this video on our Kickstarter page to watch a sneak peek!