Tag: Joe White
Time does not change us… It just unfolds us.
TIME MAKES THINGS CLEARER
On Friday May 4th, my film Mother’s Day is released in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.
A few days later, the movie is released on DVD. (preorder it here)
It seems like a lifetime ago that I shot Mother’s Day.
In reality it was just 3 years ago…
I have been told that making a movie is a lot like having a kid…
The emotions… The ups, the downs…
You birth this project – and raise it… It becomes a part of you… And then, at some point you push it out into the world, hoping it finds its way…
(if you have not already, check out PART 1 of this blog series here)
There are some things we experience in life that defy description… I can sit down at my computer – arrange some flowery words and hope that I make a modicum of sense.
The truth is – we EACH make up our OWN reality – what makes sense for me, might not make sense for you… What scares me, might not scare you… It is what makes each of us unique, different, and individual.
Mother’s Day ended at 3am early Friday morning at it’s first public screening in Austin, TX.
As I walked in the lobby, I knew something was amiss as I saw some friends of mine, turn and hurriedly walk out of the theater.
My wife and I saw a good friend of ours standing by himself, someone who I had snuck into the sold out screening…
“Well?” I asked, hoping for a high five, or at least a thumbs up.
He looked at me, meekly shook his head. “I kind of hated it.”
My heart dropped… As I stood there, taking in his five word review – a critic walked up to me threw his arm around my shoulder! “Fucking BRILLIANT – Dude, this is your BEST FILM!!!”
A FILM DIVIDED:
Okay, so many, MANY of you have been reaching out to me screaming, “WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH MOTHER’S DAY?!?!?!?”
I have been screaming that exact question for months as well, and I KNOW what is happening with Mother’s Day. (I kid, I kid)