[Busy But Good] Premiering My Deepest Fear
Part II Excerpt: We only talked for about an hour, and while I wish I could say I remembered our conversation in vivid detail, what I really remember is the warm feeling of a true heart-to-heart. Of love. Of friendship.
To this day, it is one of my favorite memories together.
If only she know how much of what I had just filmed was inspired by my fear of the exact opposite.
Fear of Failure
“All art is imperfect, because art is created by human beings.”
While editing ‘Busy But Good’, I kept it a secret from everyone. My parents had no idea what it was, Hunter only knew the script, and no one had seen the final piece except me and my wife Rachel.
And when it was ready, I was scared as hell to premiere it.
A Private Premiere
To unveil the film, I decided to host a premiere and invite my parents from Chicago to Los Angeles to watch it alongside my closest friends.
I also decided to make it a black tie event, because life is more than just celebrating the big moments, but embracing the small moments that make it worth living.
A Public Premiere
I’ve had this project shelved as a finished film for almost a full year. It’s full of deeply personal touches I’m hesitant to show, and releasing it feels like being naked in public (for you actor friends out there).
But art is also made to be shared — or it immediately falls short of it’s real purpose: to move and connect people with something greater.
In sharing this piece, I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on what’s important to you. I hope that it inspires you to reach a little further outside your comfort zone. I hope it helps you connect with loved ones. And most importantly, I hope it helps to shed light on just how ephemeral our time here really is.
Let’s make the most of it.