I find that I learn best when I’m thrown headfirst into a project.
To be honest, I figured that piece of advice out after I decided to produce a digitally animated short film about Glenn Cunningham.
And what did I learn from doing the film? Well, here’s a list:
- My drawing is not the best.
- Troubleshooting at two a.m. will not give the best results.
- Juggling two film productions (this being one, and The Electric Sheepdog being the other), along with school finals is not a good idea.
Yes, it was a lot of pain and a lot of work.
But after several months of working through weekends, I finally managed to finish producing Elkhart Express: The Glenn Cunningham Story.
As the title suggests, it’s a short film based on the life of Glenn Cunningham, the man who held the world record for the mile in the 1930s. And while I sometimes call it a biopic, to the best of my knowledge, all the information presented is accurate. I found Glenn Cunningham’s story to be a thrilling story of determination and hope, and I hope you will find that my representation of his story keeps that spirit.