We were nearing the end of Jed's time at BYU. He was (I was) trying to find an internship for him with one or another of his favorite photographers. One was in Texas and another in New York. It was a confusing time and nothing seemed to be falling into place. Jed had been working at BYU for Lifesong which was making little short films with a philosophy professor at the head. Jed got a call one day in the midst of internship seeking, from this professor, asking him if he'd like to direct a feature.
Now you've got to understand, Jed's passion is film. Always has been. He has acted (well) since he was a little boy. Graduating in photography fueled his desire to make beautiful pictures. So, while this offer derailed our photography internship and eventual move to New York City to photograph Martha Stewart or Conan O'Brien, we felt to jump at the opportunity. We didn't know why. We still don't know why.
I was pregnant with Parley when Jed started shooting the picture--which meant long hours away from us. He was missed and we were all tired. But I've never seen him so happy at work. He enjoys the process of filmmaking so much. As wives, we know how wonderful it is when your husband is happy at work, right? So it was good.
So (fastforward with me) the film was shot, and edited (with music and boxing noises). It was sent to festivals and then it sat. And sat. And sat.
By a twist of fate, stroke of luck, divine intervention--I don't know, you decide--it is coming out Friday, May 8. At Cinemark theatres across Utah county. Only Friday, unless we can prove (with money for tickets) that it is worth keeping around. And I think it is (please go see it).