India Update July 29, 2010

We had another amazing day in India! Almost all of our crew is here and things are moving quickly…it is wonderful to have everyone together here in India! Walid Amini, who is playing the role of Kiran, has been here for a few days…he is really enjoying being in India, immersed in the culture, as he transforms in to the role of Kiran. The rest of the cast should arrive over the next few days and we are hoping to begin shooting by the end of the week.

It is wonderful to be immersed in a culture that we truly love and to begin production on the film. As always, thank you for following our journey!
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Here is an Update from Jon our Director:
Today was a very long but productive day…I think. I know it was long and I am hopeful that it was productive. I know it was for me. I finished yet another script tweak, cut some locations and added or reassigned scenes that were left homeless. Making a movie on a shoestring budget is a painful process for sure. Today was the first day Brent, Jess, Joth and Matthew were up and running…even though they got in at 5 am they stayed up and around for the better part of the day. I am sure they will sleep well tonight. I will continue working on the shot list late tonight again. I am almost through it for the third time. The script is in good shape finally and it feels like we are moving forward…uphill climbing a frozen waterfall but still we are moving forward so for now, I will take it. I need to get back to work, but I wanted to catch you guys up. Oh yeah, I think Abe and I will fly to Mumbai Saturday and return on Sunday to get a scout in and get back so I can rehearse with the actors. We have one cast member who has still does not have his visa, so prayers would be appreciated. Also, here is a praise….as I am forced to create new scenes and new scenarios over the last few days especially, I find myself thinking and thinking and trying to come up with what to write. I sit at my computer and try and create and it is only when I stop, say a quick little prayer asking God to guide and write through me that I seem to get inspiration and can write the new material. It has never been like that for me until this project. God is good and has been driving this project from inception and continues to amaze me daily with his grace and provision for what it is that we need. I told Brent, I am sure God is putting obstacles in my path to stretch and grow my trust in Him and reliance on Him. It is painful at times, but I think it is working. Apparently I am a slow learner.
Take care and thanks for reading.
J

Here is our Video Update, with clips of a monsoon and location scouting in the Presidential Suite…

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