7 Years Later...
January 17, 2019
I launched this project in January 2012…just over 7 years ago. In June of that same year, after 6 frames, a glitch forced a re-start with a new roll of film.
In July 2013 after 18 months on the road and 22 frames, one of our participants inadvertently tripped the camera shutter without being in the photo. So...the camera went back to Montreal to re-start a third time with a blank roll of film.
We have now reached 27 frames with the 28th about to be taken by Photographer Steve Simon in New York. I will pick up the camera from New York in 2 weeks then start planning to move it to western Canada… then Los Angeles and finally returning to Toronto for the 37th and final frame.
Nick Park, who created the Wallace & Gromit series, took 7 years to complete his first 24-minute animated feature "Grand Day Out". It earned him an Oscar nomination.
I estimate my project will take another 18 months to 2 years to complete.
I have received great support and understanding from everyone involved… with some praising my patience and doubting my sanity…which has always been in doubt.
Thanks again to everyone!