I can't think of a more aptly titled project than Aventura. We'll be making a film on a road trip about film kids making a film on a road trip, and - ow, I hit my nose on the back of my head.
On the first day of my senior year of college (that's a little over a month ago) I was attached as a script consultant on "Aventura" - a humble short film in the gestation of pre-production - with no plans for my senior media project quite yet. Fast-forward to now, Pacific Standard Time, and I'm producing Aventura the feature with some of the finest folk I have ever had the honor of working with, as the capstone of my Cinema & Media Arts experience at Biola University.
(I typed that sentence lying down, where my chair had fallen with me in it as I processed the above.)
We've identified as qualified, slightly terrified, and bona fide unified on this odyssey. The best part about our production team is that we're all motivated by excitement and passion for Aventura, rather than by fear and deadlines. I'm pulling from my history of producing student projects and short films, but -hello feature!- there are also some solid mentors that are attached to this project for us to learn from their current industry experience.
Yeah, "stoked" is the understatement of the year. We're a diverse bunch of filmmakers whitewater-rafting together down the creative stream, and I'm going to do everything in my power to see this through from start to finish. Soli Deo gloria.