The other day I heard from Jay Cheel, the independent documentary filmaker who is working on a Jay Cochrane project. I’ve written about this a couple of times before. We had a bit of an email exchange, and with Jay’s permission, here is some of it:
I just wanted to point you in the direction of a new updated proposal video I have online. The Jay Cochrane project is tentatively titled ‘Crossing the Falls’, and the new video features my interviews with Wayne Thomson, Tim Parker and some Cogeco footage of Wayne’s interview with Jay.
Here’s the link:
Did the guy from Niagara This Week ever contact you?
Do you have anything lined up with Jay yet?
I haven’t heard from the Niagara This Week guy.
I’m hoping Jay will make it down to Niagara this summer. If so, I’ll definitely be meeting up with him. If not, I’m considering flying down to Florida. I just have to decide what I’m going to do if his proposal is denied!
That footage from Cogeco is great. You can really see how intense Jay is.
What plans do you have for “releasing” the finished product when it’s done?
Plans for releasing it are up in the air at this point. I still have a year and a half until it will be totally completed, and that’s dependent upon Jay getting permission to actually go through with his walk. I have my fingers crossed both for him and the film.I’ve started sending my proposal out to some production companies, but I will be finishing the film no matter what. At this point it’s a one man show, as I’ve been shooting, editing, lighting and what not all by myself. Hopefully in the future I’ll have some support from a production house. If not, I’ll probably enter the finished product into as many film festivals as possible in hopes to get distribution via television and dvd.
I’m really confident with the footage I have thus far, and I think if everything goes as planned, there could be a great little film here.
The video looks better than ever, and as I mentioned to Jay Cheel, the footage of that interview with Jay Cochrane is great stuff.
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