Friends and Supporters,
I wanted to reach out and give you and update on the Loving Lynda project. Many of you have given your time, resources and heart to see the story of Jim and Lynda told. It has been over three years since we shot the footage and nearly that long since we previewed an early cut at JBU homecoming.
Myself and co-director/editor Neil Gowan have produced several edits since the version we showed at homecoming, but all of them have had serious structure or pacing issues. We are both passionate about telling this story right, and have been pushing ourselves and this project to make the film amazing.
Of course this has always been an low-budget endeavor, and the money ran out several years ago. I have personally put tens of thousands of dollars into the project in addition to my time. Since we have used up our budget we have had to push the project forward in spare time, which has further slowed things down. In spite of receiving no pay in the last several years, Neil has also put in countless hours working between other projects that pay the bills to solve this puzzle.
Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird once said, “Our films are never truly finished. We just get to stop at our deadline.” We are keenly aware that this film needs to ship. Neil and I (and our families) both need to close this project and move on. You, our wonderful supporters, need to see the return on your contribution to this project.
We are setting a deadline of this summer to finish Loving Lynda. We will make the film as good as possible within that time frame, and put it out there for better or worse and see what God does with it.
Thanks for you patience. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions, comments or concerns.