Less than 48 hours ago, I was driving to our final “Swerve, Season 2” location from Toronto. The day would end up being the most mentally challenging one I’d have on this set.
Hours later, I walked to my car and drove it the whopping two blocks to my house (not gonna lie, wrapping so close to home was ah-mazing) and climbed into my own bed. But sleep wasn’t as immediate as you might expect after an intense 12 days of driving and sleeplessness.
Instead I found myself reflecting on what had just transpired in those two weeks. The incredible people on both sides of camera that pulled together to make something both special and off-beat.
I feel honoured to have worked with everyone that was involved, and though the work continues in post-production, I just might miss those crazy cats.
One of the things that stayed with me is the nearly-endless enthusiasm of the cast. We had some looooong days and they still brought it hard every take. This isn’t always the norm and I was very thankful when I saw their full effort, day-after-day. I can’t wait for you to meet their characters.
The process of bringing a story into the world is complicated and emotionally draining. I always hit a point along the way where I consider the merits of pumping gas or delivering pizza for a living. But looking back on what we accomplished on a shoe-string budget and in a tiny space of time, I realize I’d gladly (after some rest) go into battle with these people again, without hesitation.
And now, I step into the editing room, which I call “The Editron” and start assembling the imaginations-that-came-to-life into episodes of a show I hope you’ll feel and enjoy.
See you on the other side.