I was already in full time work so all my work on BB's World was done in the evenings and weekends. I spent a year and half as a hermit, working and battling with myself and others to pull the project together. I neglected my family, friends and myself all in an effort to get the film finished. I was determined to reach the goal and deliver the highest quality finish possible.
This project has taught me more than anything I've ever done. I've learnt about: managing time and people, the highs and lows of working with friends, how passion can drive you and how negativity can bring you down. It has been a series of ups and downs and I have experienced extreme happiness, stress, excitement and sadness. The whole project was an emotional ride for me, particularly half way through the production period when my boyfriend's Mum passed away after a 7 year battle with cancer. This was an extremely distressing time for me and all my family. I was extremely lucky to have a great team on this project to support me. Yes it's been a series of extremes but I'm happy to have made it through and reached my goals.
It has been a great experience and I am amazed of what we were able to achieve in such a short space of time, especially with the majority of the team working part time. I want to say a big thank you to Rosalind Stoddart for giving me the opportunity to create this film. The next mention is for my nearest and dearest, Ryan, Rachinta, Andy and Simon. These guys were there with me through the best and worst of times and I can't thank them enough for their continued support and contributions to the project. On top of that I have the dozen lovely animators, artists, musicians and others who helped this project come together. So thank you to: Ralston, Chloe, Mui, Alex, Filip, Vale, Nicole, Phil, Robin, Gregg and Nick. Team work is everything and without all those wonderful people BB's World wouldn't be finished today. I am proud of what we have achieved and I hope the film does as intended and promotes the spirit of BB.
|A few of us from Team BB|
In the future I want to write a series of posts about everything that went into producing BB's World. I hope I will be able to provide more insight into what running a project like this takes, from basic people management to the technicalities of putting the film together. At my lowest points during the project I often scoured the internet late into the night looking for anything that could help me get my project finished. So if I can help at least one aspiring producer/director then I will be happy.
I am taking it easy from now on but I am planning a refresh for this blog alongside my main website stefflee.co.uk hopefully before the end of the year. See you soon guys! :)