Where we're at:
During the writing of the film, Sanders was in Los Angeles, while Nudi resided back in Bradenton.
Honesty being the most important aspect of telling this specific story, Nudi wanted to set a mood for Chris with images of Bradenton and a sonic atmosphere, while prompting him to remember moments from his past, poignant and seemingly meant for the screenplay.
The following video, constructed by Nudi, is an example of that.
There's no doubt in any of our heads that this is an important story to tell. Nudi felt, "a call to emergency" when Chris originally pitched the concept to him. Equally, Taylor Banks, producer, hit the ground running and began organizing a "hell-or-high-water" plan to make sure the film gets made.
That noted, we flew into it. Due to the film's structure, immediate work on the film won't be affected by a wait to finish the entire film--so we're filming the first act.
Still in early phases, were expecting to premiere the first part of the film this September on the festival circuit.
Films aren't cheap anyway you look at it--but Nudi has experience working on a low-budget with high quality return. For Monty Comes Back he found a coupon, what looks like a $200,000 only cost $15,000.
Taylor Banks is a skilled financier whose mindfulness, preparedness, and ultimately conservative organization meets well with the low-budget mentality. She's resourceful, and fluidly understands production, and creative needs as well as juggling making everything happen reasonably.
We need your help: despite our hard work and hustle, the more money we can raise the easier it is to cross the finish line.
Help us tell the story of an underrepresented community, and a universal tale of trying to fit in.