Fastlife is Live on Amazon!!!
Sometimes when you work really long and hard on something, it's hard to believe when it actually is done. Ultimately, I'm not done. It's just he beginning because I am a filmmaker, it's in my blood, it's what I do. I love to tell stories. I'm wired to do it and I've been doing it my whole life. A friend said to me the other day, "This is just one project for you. I can tell you'll be on to the next thing." I'm not sure about that. At times, and this is one of them, I'm totally overwhelmed! Team of one here doing everything-not sure there will ever be time to do anything else! I'm currently shouting about our release and managing press, setting up for creating Season 2, and getting a strong feeling that there may be a demand for more than just two seasons, which means I need to stay on top of filming now. When I began Fastlife, a tv show about our family following dreams (streaming on Amazon Prime Video), I was so focused on completing it and accomplishing my goal, I didn't plan on all the feelings I would have when it finally went live. I certainly didn't think about it going past two seasons.
So here we are. The show is live and I'm freaking out! Well, yesterday I was freaking out. Today is a little better. With Amazon I've learned that the process is such that you line everthing up and the distributor does the job of placing the show and getting an aggregator-I think that's what it's called...still learning...and then the show just goes live one day. So this week, on a Thursday, in the middle of the day I get a text from my husband Derek, "Congrats Babe! Here's your live Amazon link..." My stomach immediteley went to butterflies, my heart skipped a few beats, this was it! This was the moment I/we had been working so hard for. As I was going through all the emotions of total excitement and then total panic for being so exposed, I began to send texts to my closest friends sharing that it was up on Amazon. In the middle of my own little celebration amidst the daily mom duties-picking up kids, running errands, etc. my daughter Paige calls and says, "Mom, have you watched them yet? There is something wrong with episode 2 at 15:07." I figured, oh it's just a little techinical thing, something is wrong with our internet (ranch internet is never that good). I immediately emailed my distributor and he said he emailed the aggregator. Soon we got a couple more emails saying that there was indeed a problem with episode 2.
Later that night Derek and I sat down on our publicity strategy and went on to see if anyone had reviewed the show. Sure enough there was a 3 star review on there (gasp!!!) that said positive things but noted an "editing error" on episode 2 at the time code my daughter pointed out. Ugh, I emailed the distributor and let him know. The next morning as I was running around, I opened my emails and there it was. An email form the distributor saying the master is faulty, can you mail a new one to New York once you've repaired it. Talk about the world's worst feeling! We had already pushed out the announcement about the show on social media and to all of our friends and family. People were excited to watch and we had a problem. I was told that they would pull it down until they got a new master. The show would t