Ship Shape, Shipping Out
In the rush to get to the finish line I was overly enthusiastic about getting A Captain Unafraid out there in the second half of 2016. Even though the film is wrapped up, done and dusted, tied in a bow a few weeks ago, all opportunities for festival exposure are for next year. So, the plan is to get her out there in 2017-the 100th anniversary of Johnny's death.
As regards our post production work, everything was done to the max possible standard and I can say with a full heart that I am very happy with the results on film. The costs and diversity of what was to be done was taxing but we "pulled like a dog" and crossed the finish line! Nothing was spared in the making of A Captain Unafraid, and this attitude pervaded through to the last minutes of post production.
As well as being a character study of Johnny, the film tells the story of the 19th century Cuban War of Independence. Given the title "A Captain Unafraid" we explored the emotion of fear with our various interviewees too, hoping to draw closer to the motives of Dynamite John and what made him tick!