So there we were, snorting coke off of cheap mirrors and dancing on tables when we realized stuff was getting way too serious and we needed some comic relief.
For those of you who are worried I'm a coke addict, I am referring to the original play Twenty-Two which Julia wrote and we co-produced and co-starred in (which you'd know if you read Julia's post below...which I recommend).
I have always loved working on my own projects, because in my experience those seem to be the projects I really enjoy working on and feel the most proud of....and then there's the fact that sometimes the only way to "make it" as an actor in L.A. is to create your own opportunities...instead of sitting around in uncomfortable rooms with twenty girls wearing shirts they think are dresses, apparently auditioning for the same role as you which you had no idea was a prostitute (hint: it's not)...but I digress...
The point is, I like working on projects where I don't have to sit in those rooms feeling sorry for myself, but where I can sit in those rooms knowing that no matter what, I have my own amazing project I'm taking control of (with little, to no "prostitutes").
JesusCat came to life over several Denny's pre-production meetings, shoot days spread out over a few months, and "Editing Thursdays" at Julia's apartment. We owe much of our success to Google Drive (which at the time was Google Docs), Costco's cheap bulk snack items, and of course the amazing talent and support of our friends and family.
We wanted to work on a film where we'd get to "play" with our funny friends. JesusCat is the result. And along the way, we realized we might even have a good story to tell.
I could go into grave detail about the ups and downs (not too many downs, luckily...but if you work for Final Cut Pro 7, I have both a "thank you" gift and a sternly worded letter for you), but that might be best served during a Q & A at one of our large screenings we will be having (let's be optimistic, right?).
And now, I'd like to take a moment and be completely immodest in saying I am extremely proud of the work Julia and I have done over the past couple of years. JesusCat may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I hope you'll at least take a sip....(sorry, I set myself up for that one).