"Marriage Retreat," my fifth produced feature, has just been released on DVD.
It will probably be a couple of months before I have the opportunity to blog about this film in detail which is just as well. I must hone my skills at diplomacy between now and then. From start to finish, this was an utterly crazy and out-of-control project. This is also the first project where my co-writer Tim Ratajczak and I were truly rewritten. Sure, we had had lines and scenes cut and added before, but this was the first time we were truly rewritten from the ground up -- and we were rewritten by everybody: Actors, producers, the director, craft services. That guy who walked by and had a few ideas.... You name it.
For many of the principal people involved, the most surprising thing about film is how well it ultimately turned out in the end. I must say that I think Sean The Film Editor had more to do with that than Sean The Screenwriter, but judge for yourself!