A Producer’s Diary with Will Chase

Will Chase / Producer

An Open Letter for The Divine Marigolds

“Its been a bit since last I posted, so my apologies in advance.  I am currently (still) digesting the last of my Thanksgiving meal, which I enjoyed with friends and family out at a restaurant.  No dishes, no disgruntled arguments as to whose stuffing is best, or why defrosting a pumpkin pie heating and eating is similar to the genocide of the 1st Nation People(I just learned that moniker, and for those of you who dont know who the 1st Nation People are…Native Americans, or Indians, if you are insensitive and slightly ignorant)  It was GLORIOUS! But I digress. 
I would like to make a shout out to all the folks who made a brilliant effort on the Pilot shoot of the new television series, The Divine Marigolds.  I am a producer of said series, and it was a long and arguous three days.  Not so much for myself, but for the cast and crew of the show.  We had crew members who effortlessly (that might be a bit strong) worked 15 hour days, and had smiling faces to boot.  Not one member of the crew complained, that I could remember, and the cast brought their A-Game, creating honest, real, and affecting performances.  For this I am thankful.  For each and everyone of you who stepped up to the plate, pointed to left field and proceeded to blast it out of the park,  I am thankful.  For the confidence that each member of our team had in their producers, I am thankful.  But mostly, I am thankful that Seattle’s Independant Film industry is beginning to realize that we have a large pool of creditable crew members, a deep pool of fantastic talent, and producers who are willing to have the courage of their convictions.  So, thank you to my fellow producers on the Divine Marigolds.  I bought a ticket to ride the train about 8 months ago, and I’m not getting off until the end of the line. 
I am truly blessed to work with such fearless cohorts.  You complete me.”  – Will

Photo by Carl Nelson

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