I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend :). I wanted to give a little update regarding American Blogger. Originally the plan for the film was that Chris would release the film in June on iTunes only. Chris actually sent off the hard drive with the fully edited/finished movie before he ever released the trailer. Because the release of the trailer didn’t go anything like what we expected, Chris has decided to release the movie on Wednesday via a different source. The movie will still be available in June on iTunes but this at least gives people the opportunity to see the movie now without further speculation surrounding the film. Because the film was sent weeks ago and is not going to be altered Chris believes that releasing it now, for many reasons, is the right choice.
I want to personally thank everyone who has been so amazing and precious to our family during all of this! Chris spent a year of his life pouring into this project plus took a big financial risk for our family because it was a project that we believe in.
Most every movie that you watch is created by an entire production team and crew. Remember that Chris is just one man. One man that set out to make a little film and somehow it turned into something much greater. One man that did everything for this entire film all on his own.
When purchasing the movie you will get American Blogger + 4 other short films that Chris has made in the past.
This is the disclaimer that will come with American Blogger when purchasing:
“When I released the trailer for my film, American Blogger, it was brought to my attention that it sends a message that the bloggers in this film represent all of America. This isn’t, and was not, my intent. The women in this film are a very small piece of the story I wanted to tell: one that explores how blogging can not only leave a legacy for family memories, but an imprint on the world at large.
The way in which these women tell their stories with authenticity does represent the bravery and passion of American Bloggers, but please know: not all categories of American Bloggers are represented in this film. There are still many more stories to be told.
The goal of this film was to create a love story to the blogging community. I wanted to show how these women use their voice, share their stories and connect with one another. I wanted to create a moving visual for so many of the women that have built communities around their blogs…. equal parts “reality footage” and interviews. Even within this one film there are 51 women portrayed, and unfortunately, I didn’t have time to tell each of their stories. It is my hope that by introducing them to you, you will take the time to read their stories and see who they are and what they have been through. Look at this film as an introduction; as the first piece to a larger puzzle.
This film is not meant to validate blogging as a career, or to paint a wide brush over a vast community. It is not a journalistic expose. It is simply one man’s exploration of an inspired art: the freedom to tell your story.”
** and in case you missed this post, read here