*tears hair out*
Things that have gone wrong with my film:
Two days into shooting, I decided I had to recast my main actress because I fucked up in casting her when she can't do this character on film. The high school, which charges us $40 an hour to pay a security and a custodian that are mandated to be there by the Miami Dade Public School System, now has to be reshot. $200 went down the drain. Not a big deal, because I was willing to make the sacrifice to get a better movie. I found a new lead (Sarah Amengual) and she's been amazing.
Then, two more days into filming with my new lead, we find out that the tapes we were filming on were corrupt. Everything is glitchy and unsalvageable. We have to reshoot those. Thanks, Sony.
My godmother, who was letting us use her bedroom, which is used for a good chunk of the movie, decided that now that all of the film was corrupt anyway, that we can find a new bedroom because she didn't like people telling her she couldn't watch TV while we were filming. Finding a girly bedroom with a bathroom near campus was NOT and will NOT be easy. She'll only let us film when nobody's home, which is essentially when everyone has class. In essence, she's crapped out on us. I screamed obscenities for three hours straight.
All of this rescheduling then causes the co-star to go crazy with all the stress, so she can't keep up with any of her schoolwork and she's not doing well in her rehearsals for Hello Dolly. She runs to four theater advisors and they all tell her to drop the film. So she does, after we've already shot with her in it, costing me ANOTHER $200 because the new scenes on good tapes were shot at the high school. Meanwhile, one the theater professors calls my producer and yells at her telling her she's the worst producer ever and it's students like her that give the Communication School a bad name, even though the actress clearly exaggerated when she was needed and he clearly didn't know what had happened to us. This makes my producer cry. I take her to Titanic and pay for her lunch and lots of beer, because she's been an amazing producer despite that douchebag's claims to the contrary.
So we're back at square one. This movie may or may not be ready for Canesfest, but I sure as hell am gonna try.
Now that this co-star has dropped, the schedule has freed up for us immensely. We should be able to reshoot everything on an easier and more effective schedule, including satisfying my godmother's schedule.
Pray for me. If you can donate something to this movie, even if it's $10, I'd be very appreciative.