“AUGUST” director, Austin Chick
At the risk of sounding unoriginal I’m gonna have to go with time. I’m sure everyone wishes they had more time but I had no idea how little time I would have to shoot this movie. The budget was about five times the budget of my previous film, XX/XY, (which isn’t saying much since we made XX for about 37 cents) but on XX I had about 50 percent MORE time. We had more days and on XX the days were longer by about 35 percent. This was because XX was nonunion and August was [IATSE] East Coast Council. It’s not something I was prepared for and to say that it sucked ass would be an understatement. I had to make a lot of quick adjustments but luckily I had an amazing crew. Everyone really rallied and we got great stuff in the end. But it was a very different experience than what I’d had before.
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 5:30 pm — Library Center Theatre, Park City]