It’s about me and Shannon. And it’s inter-cut with a science fiction puppet show. Test screenings showed the puppet show aspect was universally loved (ha no). Slowly I realized that it became less about the puppet show and more about the idea of a puppet show.
I wanted to film the whole thing on a green screen. And I did a terrible job. (Should have used practical effects !!) But I kind of like it. I like that you can see Shannon. I like remembering how much she helped me out and how much she supported me even when I was giving her just terrible instructions because I had no idea what I was doing.
I’m calling this the director’s cut. I’m going to try to get it down to 10 min later this summer.