Seeing as how there won't be much to talk about regarding the June film until we actually make it (see this post for more information), I thought I'd go ahead and talk about the July film.
I had such a great time making the May film, Farm To Trailer, that I thought I'd make another documentary in July. Charcuterie is something that's interested me for a long time and it turns out that Austin has three local artisans, Dai Due, The Kocurek Family and Salt & Time. All three put out amazing (and very different) product and I've been able to secure them all for my documentary.
The doc will focus on the history of charcuterie, why its popularity wained here in the US (it's still very popular in Europe) and its recent resurgence. I'm going to also interview some local chefs who make their own charcuterie for their restaurants, local farmers who supply the product (meat, produce, etc.) and some Austinites who enjoy the end product.
This documentary is going to have a much larger scope than the last one and so I'm starting to shoot it now, rather than trying to jam it all into July. Some may say I'm cheating, but hey...it's my project, and I can bend the rules a bit if I want.
As for the June film, we've got a good crew put together but we're still looking for actors. The wait is a little maddening, but I'm excited about the prospect of starting something on a Friday and finishing on a Sunday, no matter what. I'm hoping to blog a lot that weekend, but who knows...I'll post up as many photos as possible, I think my wife Julie is going to be out with us taking photos with my old Canon 20D.