I am the privileged director of "The Transfer" movie-a short action film about a routine prisoner transfer gone wrong. I have been working on this film with a team of dedicated artists since August 2012 and I am happy to say that we are finally in post-production. Getting up to this point has been a long and arduous journey. Without the tireless support of so many generous people....it wouldn't have happened.
I can tell you a lot about how great these actors are, about the ups and downs of trying to get a permit, or about my plan for filming but that wouldn't really give you a glimpse into the inside world of this project. So what I will tell you is this:
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in the upper room at the Stage Werx theater house in the Mission district watching the actors rehearse. When I was watching their performances, there was a moment when I realized what it was that I love the MOST about this film. I remember sitting with the script comparing Farah on the page with Farah in Kristen's performance and I couldn't stop thinking about Kristen's genuine compassion for her own character. Farah is a difficult woman. She is hot tempered, contentious, irritable and at the last chance to save her job. But watching this actress fight for her character has reminded me once again of the humanity within us all--even us difficult people : ) Furthermore, Kristen's take on Farah has inspired me to fight for my own artistic voice. It's one thing to direct an actor and it's a whole other experience to watch what they create unfold and inspire you. "The Transfer" will have performances you are not going to want to miss so please stay tuned and spread the word.