My sister had a baby, so I went back to visit my family for a week.
While I was with them, I screened the current edit of American Circumcision.
Got some good feedback. Overall, they really liked it, and agreed this film has the potential to make a huge impact.
The main note I got was although everything was interesting, some moments felt redundant, and others didn’t need to be in the main edit.
The film is currently 3 hours long, so it’s good news that we can edit more out. However, because the tangents are so interesting, we may break them off into four one-hour separate side documentaries.
So for example, there will be a segment on female circumcision in the film, and an even longer 45-60 minute side documentary just on that subject in the bonus features.
This is the first time I’m floating this idea, so don’t hold me to it.
There are forty minutes just on that subject in the first edit, and even more I left out. A general audience doesn’t need to go as deep on that aspect, but some audiences may be interested exploring just that part of the controversy.
I’ve got 4-6 segments in this film that could be their own documentary.
What do you think? Would you pay extra for a two-hour film that had another six hours of bonus documentaries?
I wouldn’t start work on these bonus docs till the main one is done. Finishing American Circumcision is the main priority. But I’ve already got the footage to make them.
I told you – we’re making the most comprehensive documentary on this circumcision in America ever made.
American Circumcision will be a clear concise overview of the the circumcision controversy that you could hand to a person who knows nothing about the subject and make them an expert by the time the credits roll.
This film is going to completely change our view of the subject.
P.S. – This week I’m finalizing the teaser trailer and main trailer for American Circumcision. The teaser is tentatively scheduled to go online Sept 19.
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