Nearly a year and a half after we wrapped on production, we've finally hit the home stretch! And while many of you are VERY excited to see the series, it can't measure up to mine to show it.
I try to use this blog to give you an inside and accurate picture of what it's like to build this world/story. I stumbled upon a great visual of what it feels to finish up our series. While watching the Winter Olympics this year, I couldn't help but notice the great similarity between working on this project and cross-country skiing, which is the great level of endurance it requires to reach the end. If you've been following me on Twitter you've probably seen quite a few tweets of 18 hour work days ending at 4:00 AM. In fact I haven't gone to bed before 2:00 AM in the past month. But please don't interpret that as complaining (it's a privilege to be able to work on something I love), just an acknowledgement of the enurance often needed. Now that we're coming in to the final few weeks of post-production it's lit quite a fire in me to finish strong. I continue to visualize the day when The Mercury Men finally makes that transformation from "project in production" to a story we can all watch and discuss. Thank you to everyone who's been sharing incredibly kind words of encouragement here on the blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Those messages truly do inspire us.
So all that being said, where are we? We've finished editing and VFX for episodes 1 - 9 (woo hoo!) and are currently tackling episode 10, which I anticipate being completed by the end of next week. The completed episodes are already in the hands of the great guys at Market Street Sound who are handling the sound mix.
So are we saying the series will be released in the next few weeks? Unfortunately...no. We're still working out where The Mercury Men is going to land as far as distribution goes. All I can tell you about that is there are a lot of great places in consideration and we will share the news as soon as we have it.
And lastly, as an aside, congratulations to all of this years Streamy Award nominees! Some really great projects featured, and best of luck to you all.
Now back to work for me!