I'm not much into wonga myself - and often think my life would be much simpler without it. But the reality is that money buys time and time is the commodity the that is most valuable of all. What happens when you make a film like The Stagg Do without any money is that every now and then (actually almost always) people have to put their work for the film on the back burner - this is as true of James and I as it is of other crew members.
We've all got bills to pay. Obviously it's frustrating having to constantly push deadlines, and in turn the release of the film, back - but without money to pay for people's time - then we are in the hands of the gods.
David, our editor, has a job on a TV show at the minute; Chris, our VFX guy, has a full time job AND a part time job; James and I have obligations to a couple of community projects and we've so far lost 2/3 other vital post-production crew roles to other paid work in the last six months.
We are so close to being finished - but we're not there yet. There isn't a ton to do: just a couple of FX shots, the credits, the grade, the sound edit and sound mix. But we're not there yet. Which is a pain in the ass - because we were supposed to be releasing the film this month. There's no way that's going to happen now - because we still have too much other work to do, which delays the finishing the film work.
This might all sound negative - but it isn't - we've done loads towards finishing. Things that six months ago didn't seem possible. We've replaced all of the temporary (well-known) music with music from unsigned bands and artists - and we're REALLY happy with the new stuff - I think the soundtrack album is going to be amazing... I'm really happy with it. And we got the guys into the studio to take some photographs for the poster - which is now almost ready to be released (thanks Mark!!!).
So it's not all negative - it's just disappointing for us, our cast and crew and more importantly our audience that we are having to postpone the release. Don't lose faith in us - we are 99.5% there and the remaining point five is in hand (kind of).
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.