September, 2008

Hello or Goodbye

Location | Mood | Date 2 October 2008
Hello, This is the first message on our bumper, all-inclusive Spanner Films meets Age of Stupid meets McLibel meets Everyone We Ever Met mailing list. If you'd signed up to any of the other lists, you'll no longer be bothered by them, just this one. And if you want to get the hell off, the unsubscribing info is hopefully at the bottom of the message. Apologies if the formatting is horrible or the attachments non-attaching, we're working on it.

"Family before the film"... Lizzie leaves

Location Heathrow airport | Mood Adrenalised (packing 10 mins before leaving) and worried (what did I forget) | Date 1 October 2008
After six years of putting my work first I am heading home to spend time with my family.  I've been putting the trip off for about a year, waiting until we finish the film, constantly pushing back my plans and promises to other people. In our initial funding plan from December 2004 we stated that going by conservative estimates the film would premiere in June 2007, so while we're only about 18 months over schedule - not bad for a project that has snowballed in size - I feel desperate to go back to New Zealand.