Today’s update comes from Kieran Thompson, the director of Broken Leg:
This weekend I welcomed our producer Case Barden to the beautiful state of Arizona. A few sprinklers by my house broke the day he arrived, flooding a nearby field. Arizona’s in a drought, so we knew it was our duty to make the most of this newly formed body of water. We dubbed it Lake Jada in honor of my dog and proceeded to slip, slide, and dive like a bunch of children. It was magnificent.
We’ve been working on Broken Leg all year, but we’ve had to fit it into nights, weekends, and days in-between other film work. For the next four weeks we get to focus all of our attention on pre-production for Broken Leg. For years it’s been a dream to get our feature film off the ground. Having Case here has solidified that this is a reality. Making this film will involve a lot of hard work, but it will be a lot easier to tackle now that Case is here.
Many of you have asked, what exactly does a producer do? You may assume they just swim in lakes, drink coffee, and complain about money, but they do quite a bit more than that. This video from the Sundance Institute gives a bit of insight into what it’s like to be a creative producer for independent films.
Welcome to Arizona, Case. Here’s an extensive list of things to do in Phoenix, but you probably won’t have the time. Let’s make a movie!