An Update on Honestly Charlotte

Charlotte and Louise

I've had a lot of people ask recently when they'll be able to see Honestly Charlotte. I love that. I love that people are excited about it and anxious to see it. It means so much to me, and to the rest of the team. We are really proud of this project and we're excited about it, too!

But the answer to the question is, "I'm not sure yet."  There's a lot to do.  The good news: it's "in the can", as we say. We shot it last month and it was an amazing day of creativity and teamwork. (Yes, we shot it in one day. 10 hours, to be exact, which is remarkable if we do say so ourselves.) But shooting is just one part of the process of bringing Charlotte to the screen, and now we're in the next part: post-production. The post phase is massive!  Here's a non-exhaustive list of what's going on now: picture editing, sound editing, colour correction, music composition (check out our excellent composer!). The credit sequence needs to be created. We have an amazing artist working on both our poster design and some artwork that will appear in the film itself. All these things take time and energy and our team is working very hard on all of it.

Once the film is done, we'll start festival submissions. This means we still won't be able to release the full film to the public yet. We will definitely have a cast & crew screening as soon as possible, and we'll have a website where we can put up clips, but beyond that, it will be wait and see. We hope to get into both some local and not-so-local festivals over, say, the next year. Some festivals require that the film be a premiere; others just require that it not be publicly available. Once the (hoped for!) festival run is over, we'll be able to make Honestly Charlotte available for the whole world to see.  (And in the meantime, if you know one of us very well, you might get a private screening in one of our living rooms.)

For now, I just want to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm, and for being on this journey with Joan and me and our amazing all-lady team. I will try to be better about posting updates as we go - I'll let you know when the website is up, when the film is through post, and I'll keep you updated on our screening schedule and anything else happening with Honestly Charlotte. So stay tuned. The ride's not over yet!

(Oh - and don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @honestcharlotte)