This film about how adult mentally and physically challenged artists see themselves and the world was originally envisioned as a feature somewhere between 70 and 90 minutes long. Since we didn't raise the goal of $6500, I won't be shooting new interviews. The film will still be made, but on a smaller scale.
This was the first year I was privileged to see all the shorts nominated for Oscars. I saw the animated short category (PES' animated Fresh Guacamole was only 39 seconds long, the shortest film ever nominated), the live action short category and the documentary short category. I was amazed to see that some of the "shorts" were nearly an hour long.
So "Created Equal" will be a "short". When I get through assembling the interviews already filmed and animating some of their artwork, the film will be somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour. This actually might be good news. None of it will be filler. It will be a lean movie with no fat.
Now to the editing process. I will keep you posted on progress. I need to cut it all together, and send it off to the wonderful Julie Newmar for her to record her voiceover.