But we're taking opportunity of flying to Paris to do more shooting on the film - 3 key interviews that we've been trying to get for 2 years just fell into our lap. Two experts on the ML and an official from the Louvre.
Everyone always asks me when the film's going to be finished. It needs to be finished this year. I did a very rough cut of it -- it's like 5 1/2 hours long. Too much stuff.
For the past week, I've been going back and working on the first 30 minutes. I hope to have that part together in a couple of weeks. After that, I'll pare down the rest. I'm shooting for a tight 2 hour cut by August.
It occured to me on the way to the airport that it's been two years since I started filming this doc. In fact, we made our first trip to see Celestina Peruggia two years ago this month. Those two years went by in a blink.