So at some point while I was working on Jenny Ringo, I think possibly when I'd just started the editing, I came into contact with fellow short film maker Mark Moynihan. Mark was in the process of making his own short film Little Things and was also writing a blog about the process. Since then we have been checking on each other's progress, commenting on shared experiences and most of all competing in a desperate race to finish each of our films first. Mark won. As per the terms of our agreement I now have to eat my tripod.
I'm kidding, it's not a race, it is incredibly encouraging to see someone reach the finish line on their project. I am slightly envious of his efficiency.
Now comes the important part. Mark has put his film on his blog. You can watch it here right now by clicking this link. I'm not going to embed it, I'm going to insist you watch it on his blog so you may feel inclined to leave him some feedback. The film is ten minutes long. That's not a lot of time out of your day. You can then go back through his blog and read about how he put the film together, in which you will learn that this was a lot of hard work. I'm not saying you have to like it but you do at least have to give it the full ten minutes of your time.
I'm making a big deal out of this because I think it most definitely is worth ten minutes of anyones time. And because if it's not and people really don't have ten minutes to spare to watch a short film online then I'm going to have no chance of getting people to sit through twenty-five minutes of Jenny Ringo.
So go watch it (it's here in case you've forgotten already), and make sure you leave Mark some feedback in the comments section.
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