IT ALL BEGAN
to the EvenHand Journal. The early stages of pre-production
being what they are, today is the closest we'll get to a day we
can formally define as Day One, so here we go.
First, here's some brief background information on EvenHand.
I met a fellow producer, René Bastian, at a party a couple of
years ago. We got to talking about projects and people, and
he mentioned that he had a script that he thought I would like.
The script was called Uncertain, Texas. I liked it
and eventually met the writer, Mike Jones. He asked if I
would be interested in seeing another script he wrote, EvenHand.
I read it and loved it. Mike and I corresponded off-and-on
via e-mail for the next year and a half about the script. I
would send him notes, which after discussion always resulted in a
new and improved draft of the screenplay. Finally, towards
the end of post-production on Cherry,
I felt the script was good enough to show to my partner, Jon.
Jon shared my enthusiasm for Mike's work and we agreed that EvenHand
should be our next project.
- Joseph Pierson
We Shoot a Scene
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