We have missed the Halloween 2016 release date for Sins of Man II : Vengeance by over a year that is a fact, I will not dispute that however what I will dispute is what the majority of you fail to understand. When a movie has issues in the post production stage that ultimately causes a delay in the release of the movie, that is unavoidable.
Even major Hollywood studios have issues that cause delays take next years Halloween they were supposed to go into production this fall for a Halloween 2018 release, they postponed production until January 2018 and may miss the Halloween release date.
I look at it this way and I've said this before, hundreds of times in fact.. It's Quality over Quantity.. sure we could have hit that Halloween 2016 release date for Sins of Man II : Vengeance but it would not be the quality film that you expect but we would've hit the release date...
We have hit roadblock after roadblock after roadblock with our latest project "The Vengeful One" with casting issues, scheduling conflicts, locations issues you name it we've had issues with it. I've been in a deep dark place recently with the way things have been going and have almost quit a few times because I can't seem to catch a break.
I have talked about my fear of failure on this blog before when minor things happen I can get past them quickly and move on. It's when your lead actress quits in thew middle of production and you start to feel like your project is cursed that my fear rages and makes me want to quit and go back to life before I decided to jump into the deep end of indie film making.
I was looking at the tentative release schedule the other day when I was feeling down about things and I see that we have "plans" for movies (both shorts and features) to come out over the next SEVEN years. I started thinking about the whole quality verses quantity thing and there are TWO projects on the schedule that I feel have the potential to be big hits and I'm thinking after we finish the Sins of Man trilogy next year I want to do right into one of the bigger projects and take my time to get the movie right and make it the best movie it can be and not worry about hitting a "release date" . See I never issued a public release date for "The Vengeful One" so I could focus on shooting the movie to the bets of my ability again I wanted to focus on Quality and make the script (I feel the best I've written to date) into the best movie I could.
I guess the point of this blog to this point is to tell all the people sending me negative e-mails (dozens a day) to quote Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers I have one word for you relax that's R-E-L-A-X Sins of Man II : Vengeance is coming out Chris is working his fingers to the bone to make it something special. The Vengeful One is almost finished shooting.
Now I want to address something that has been sent to me many times and that is the suggestion that I work on more then one movie at at time so my company always has something in the works or coming out. This is something I already do to a point, I'm ALWAYS writing something or working on promotional art for projects. Chris and I have decided that we will only have one project in production at a time because we are both very hands on with them and we simply can't be in two places at once. Makes sense right ??
I understand that major Hollywood studios have dozens of projects underway at a time and that's great for them, I'm a one man crew here in my small office in a small town in Maine. I run 5 facebook pages, 5 twitter accounts, 5 e-mail accounts, and 2 websites all by myself as well as run the day to day operations of Wicked Carnival Productions / Top Guy Productions on a shoestring budget (next to nothing)
While I love being small town (small time) famous and love when someone asks for a picture or an autograph because it keeps me humble there are just as many (if not more) people out there who want to try to bring people like me down and I will not allow that to happen. I'm glad you're a fan and I understand you have a voice and as much as I encourage you to use it please remember that I'm human, I make mistakes, things don't always go according to plan (rarely actually) and delays are going to happen.
You can always send me an e-mail I'm very fan friendly, I enjoy interacting with fans from all over the world and I'm, very active on facebook horror groups. If you send me a message I will answer you most likely that day but honestly it's to the point where I don't read negative messages anymore because I choose to look at the positives.
Stay Humble, Stay Hungry My Friends :)