Ti hei mauri ora! Well, I have set a 100% DEFINITE date to start filming Te Toa...The Warrior and that is the 1st May 2021. So that gives me exactly 97 days to get EVERYTHING prepared. And I will, as I have always done. So, whatever finances, equipment, resources, props, locations, cast and crew I have on board by the 1st May 2021 the film WILL 100% be made this time. 100%! The only thing that will stop me is if I drop down dead! Ha ha ha. Seriously though. This time, after numerous setbacks etc., IT WILL BE MADE! So toward this end I will be getting everything prepared:
1 - Final rewrite of script - Done. 2 - Final rewrite of storyboard - In Progress. 3 - Location Scouting. 4 - Props. 5 - Cast. 6 - Crew. 7 - Finances. 8 - Equipment. 9 - Production Schedule.
Looking forward to this vision being fulfilled. And I know it will be. Why? Because the desire, enthusiasm, passion and vision to make it has never died, regardless of all the setbacks, challenges and trials (both internal and external) I have had to endure. But rather, it has become stronger within me. It is a tu meke...choice as story which needs to be told and will be told. I shall bring my dream from the cold light of day, into reality.