Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cardiff by the Sea
What's up guys, Tyler Hughen here from Low & Clear. I came across your posts, and appreciate the reminder to do a better job keeping people informed. I'd also like to try and put things in perspective a bit..
First off, this film was funded by selling our cars and maxing out our credit cards. We have kids, full time day jobs and spend every free second on Low & Clear. If I didn't respond to a personal email, please send again, I really try to do that, it's important to me to stay in touch. I work in Oceanography, and was on the other side of the world for a couple months with little communication, and I'm now trying to play catch up.
I know our film has taken forever, and there were a couple false starts on the release. There's no other way to explain it other than this is the most important project we've ever worked on, and we want it to be perfect. The good news is the film is finished. There are no more creative decisions to make on the cut, and it's just a matter of time until we can get it out to everyone.
Recently it has taken off in a way we never thought possible, and we have been placed in the top film festivals in the world--SXSW, True/False and another we'll announce very soon. It's connecting with audiences and we want to share it with them. We have no money to market the film, no money to help spread the word, and festivals are a free way for us to build a bigger audience. We are also extremely proud to screen side be side with the top docs of the year, including last weekend at T/F where we shared the night with the oscar winning "Undefeated." As filmmakers giving Low & Clear the best possible life is our goal, and this quite simply is how you do that.
We appreciate your patience, and I want you to know we're not leaving our core audience behind, not by any means. I'm a fisherman, worked as a guide forever and want nothing more than to show it to other fisherman. In a lot of ways it's frustrating to play this festival game, but more than worth the effort. We'll release the DVD as soon as we can and in the meantime I hope that you can cheer us on and root for a film that's about something we all hold dear.
Please feel free to contact me directly anytime. T