“A Missed Connection” began as a means to an end, that end being to direct something. The script was written in a matter of two weeks and was good to go. This was late 2012.
Years passed… Other projects either happened or went nowhere and “A Missed Connection” kept being put on the back-burner. But it never went away. It lingered with me. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was – now that it’s finished, I probably still can’t.
What was a means to an end ended up becoming a different challenge and risk. To end up making this film with everyone who collaborated is everything I could have dreamed of and then some.
I realize that the years it took to get it made were valuable – not just for the dedicated collaborators that came aboard, but in getting the script right. And the movie evolved even in the final frame during production.
I’m not sure I can say “A Missed Connection” will end up being my most personal film. But it is my most personal film so far.
Now it belongs to the audience.