Hello, Everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Sorry I haven't posted anything lately. Here's what has been happening with Corbin of late. He posted this yesterday:
"Truth? I've been in a cave for the last week...
Editing my movie. That's where it's made, a movie. In a dark room, locked away... frame by frame finding the truth in your story. It's especially difficult and at the same time satisfying when it's a story of your own invention.
A year ago I wrote Christian Mingle, honed it, fine tuned it until it was ready to shoot. My mother was alive then. Influences on the script and story were the reality of those days. That was the reality and truth.... then. Now as I edit, so much has changed in my life, certain aspects have "shifted." Truth will always be truth but perspective changes. And so it is as I sit in the cave with a story that was created back then. Now as I cut through the yards of film, a new story emerges and at the same time, the truth of the story that began back then becomes even more focused - clearer. That's the fun I'm having.
And what have I discovered... The film itself is about Truth... discovering one's personal truth. Living a life that is true. Becoming human. That is now at the core of Christian Mingle.
As I've been editing so much is going on around me, the reality of today's world - a world now without my mother in it. My new reality:
The Olympics have, as always, dazzled... watching the pursuit of excellence. The focus, the determination, the dedication of years in training that result in a single race, a single skate, a single run down the slopes. Years... for five minutes or less of performance. Astounding. Elsewhere wars rage on. Children kill and are killed. A one time rock star calls our president a Mongrel. Like him or not, our president, the OFFICE of the presidency deserves respect. Always. Presidents come and go, some are better and some are worse, even terrible, but the office remains. The American flag that belongs to us all stands behind the desk in that office. Your vote means everything, words of contempt and hatred are hollow. They achieve little. God is love. That's the truth.
As you can see I'm a bag of mixed emotions. That's what a dark cave will do to you. You pop your head into the light for a few hours a day, consume all the passion, love and hate in a single sitting, and then disappear again, bringing that reality, that truth, to the simple story you are trying to tell.
The movie is coming along wonderfully, and I believe, true to the landscape of our time. The older I get the more I feel the freedom to explore what is true to me. I suppose, in my journey, as it is with most of my films, that's what it's all about... learning my truths, relaying them, not to be right, but simply share what I know... to be true.
That's where I've been... if anyone is interested."