The rough cut continues to be shaped ever closer to the final film. Unfortunately, the rough cut wasn’t enough to be selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. But it’s not too surprising given the competition and the fact there is still a lot to do in terms of editing, story structure and other post-production bits and bobs. Time would have been extremely tight to finish for June so now I can continue at my own pace to make the film as good as it can possibly be.

But there’s only so much I can do on my own. I’ve now got Edinburgh-based motion graphics artist Danny Carr on board to do some graphic maps. Also, musician and composer Michael Blake all the way over in Portland, Oregon in the US is writing some music for the film. I will also be licensing other music that I want to use and call in the help of professionals at a post-production studio to polish the sound and images of the final edit and make it suitable for movie theatres for festivals.

These final things require the most funding for the film so a third (and final I hope) crowdfunding campaign will be launched on Kickstarter in the coming weeks in order to raise the necessary funds to complete the project to a standard it deserves.

In the meantime, here is a brand new short clip that I quickly put together featuring a track specially written for the film by Michael Blake. The sequence contains some of my favourite shots of textures and light that I captured during the journey. It was such things that provided me with my entertainment. They would make me stop and stare and marvel at my surroundings.

Please share it if you think others might like to see it. And if you want to support the project before the Kickstarter campaign is launched feel free to use the “Back the Film” button in the top right to make a contribution via Paypal.

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