You are welcome for the warning and thank you for your words - I am at a loss sometimes like the story you posted about the fellow in the system who is suing and being counter sued - I am at a loss for words though I am glad you brought that to "our" attention . just make me well you know -smh. and internally howl.
Now as for mettle - yes - I agree and I am truly amazed at the "genius" because you know I write ( hack write ) - I have been accused of thinking that I am a writer - no worries - though at lest I can edit, most every where I write - and I can do it over and over until - it is right for me and I can also keep going back depending just how compulsive I might become and with it and before I decided it is done, you follow me.
Writing a book one has proofreaders and the like so you are not alone in that endeavor, it gets gone over by many - unless you are that good of course and you just do it all and self publish . - This rising film maker does this in his spare time, when he is not working and it is he who does it no one else - that is "genius " because from what I also understand the editing is the crux of the biscuit so to speak - it makes it or you have a just a lot of film - there are bad movies - out there and they flop -
With film as I understand it - one can edit, edit ,and spend maybe thirty hours editing for just a few minutes of film - but when it is done it is done - when it is released it is set in stone - it is really so much more than just mettle and "genius" - and lots of time- I don't know ....
That 3 minute trailer - moved me to tears like I have said from my experience - my friend with such sensitivity, and creativity and that "genius" tells "our" story about that place in the back woods of Maine where no one could hear our screams from physical/emotional pain. The mettle - the fortitude to tell it so amazing also - the justice he is doing to the story thru using that medium - I am in awe . Our story is going to be told and in this day and age there aren't many that read, it is all video faster to process - straight to the brain a sad commentary on society -as I go off on another tangent.
I am a musician first , a hack of a writer second (maybe) and a father and husband all the time - I am no film maker - it is a gift that I will never understand - and I love film, movies - like all do.
I also look forward to his documentary - with many (boxes) tissues at hand - why did he have to make it so compelling. I hear you inculcated and again nice to see you in these here parts -