Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hello From Mississippiiiiiiiiiiii!

hello all from the land of the alluvial plain, sweet tea and shrimp and grits! this is my first blog ever and that is cool.

First and foremost- THANKYOU all for making this dream possible. it is here and we will rip this thing up to the best we got. We have surely put ourselves in the best position possible to make a powerful and natural a film as we can. With out the help of all you folks who are now reading this blog- it could never have been so. We are lucky thanks to you- the list is so long.. but here i need to shout out to Murph and Drit who climbed on board before there was hardly a ship. That takes guts and you two tools must be saluted!I will also thank pops- ray gordon and my bro casey aka dogger, and timmy dogma hathaway and sue joe shin and the italian stallion nicola benizzi and the iceman karthik achar who might be right at home here in the mississippi delta. You all have invested in this dream and here we go.....

So many more thank yous to come and i will not miss anybody by the time this all wraps up ...

We are closin in on 13 days til the shoot begins- we have our cast very nailed down, crew nailed down with some flyin and truckin in from parts near and far, equip on the way, locations all set up ready to be touched up for the final shooting, and a beautiful mississippi sun guiding us through the days here. It is now around the 100 degree mark with a bunch of good humidity- perfect shooting weather i say! hard to fake it in this heat...

The folks all along the way down here are something else- last nights true mississippi dinner in the woods of Madison , Ms with our good pals the Harreld Family... Jim crankin up the steaks and Tami keep the spirits very high with anna, michael and big james on board from team mississippi. My mom is here and she is in fine form along with the amile and the derk man- who when not writing his book "derk on derk" is always ready for some cold beer and juicy steak.

Big shout to the Jones family of Glen Allan , MS or really Chatham , mississippi which is just down the lake. Big Mike jones and his family have made our stay feel like home in the delta. he will also take on one of the roles in the film- this guy is good! and he looks very good in overalls which i am growing to like very much myself.

What else? well for now maybe good- tomorrow arrive the cinematographer- sweet jeff waldron(dronissimissimi as he is known in roma) and our den momma Merilee Holt on the jet plane from los angeles CA. Our prod designer Mike Scherschel also rolls in to crank it up.

Me and mom will drive up to the delta tonite to find some mischief and discover the secrets of the famed crossroads.....

stay tuned and...
love you all from the hospitality and mosquito state!

THANK YOU and talk soon- pls send some updates of what you all are up to when you can

big hug , matt g

1 comment:

  1. Anytime in the future that your film production crew want to visit the TRUE Delta, contact me for we own miles and miles of farmland with cotton and soybeans, private and interesting. We now have gators, large gators roaming the land near our ponds. Contact me @. Locolaw77@yahoo.com for future films. We would be happy to help u. ~ Tammi