We have an update regarding the film short that Amy was attached to back in 2015; The Way It Begins! As you may know, the film short raised 37% of the funds needed via Indiegogo.
Unfortunately, Amy is no longer starring in the project, but she is staying on board as a producer. Read the full update below:
So sorry for the delayed update. Our little dance musical hit some scheduling snags that delayed production until now. The good news is that we’re finally scheduled to start filming later this month. Yay! Unfortunately our leading lady, Amy Acker, is unable to star in our movie due to scheduling conflicts. As you all know, Amy is wonderful and talented and in high demand and while its disappointing to not be able to work with her on this as a dancer and actress, she will remain a producer on the project and help us accomplish the beautiful vision of this story.
We are thrilled to announce our new cast, Jessica Keller and Robert Roldan. Both are beautiful dancers and incredible actors and we can’t wait to set them in our iconic NYC locations and roll cameras. Today was the first day of dance rehearsals and we couldn’t be move excited. Look up #thewayitbegins on instragram to see a fun pic our choreographer, Becca Sweitzer posted after what she calls the “first day of school.”
We are so grateful for everyone’s support toward this project and while we’re sure that you all are excited about the movie, we recognize that some of you chose to contribute because of how much you love seeing Amy perform. For those of you unable to continue your support due to the fact that Amy is no longer able to play our female lead, we completely understand and have decided to offer you a full refund of your contribution. We’re hopeful that you all still believe in what we’re attempting to accomplish and choose to affirm your commitment to the project as we’re affirming our commitment to making this beautiful dance movie a reality. Please feel free to reach out to us via our email account at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you’d like to receive a refund of your contribution and we’ll completely understand.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to finally get this movie into production. Keep a lookout for fun pics from pre-production and production. And we’ll have some fun stuff to show as we finish the project in post production as well. Oh and please reach out via our Facebook and twitter account as well. Spread the word. We feel that we’re doing something great here and we’re thrilled that you all are a part of it.
Chris Wright, Writer/Director