If you can see these words, I'm thankful you are here, we're doing something right. Although I do enjoy a good written word or two, I just kind of like talking the way I talk. So instead of a description of the film that sounds like a third person PR person wrote it, what I tell you about the film will be from what I've been trying to put in one of the books I have all over the place about my own life. Right now it's all sloppy in a spiral notebook, I've move it to a fancy leatherbound joint later!
"If You Know the Words, Feel Free is a film about life; the various ways it tests, molds and prepares us to live it. Life is something we all experience differently, but it still stands as a song we at some point, all know the words to. It doesn't matter how we know or who taught us. It doesn't matter what octave you choose to sing in, be it nice and easy or double time, a common thread is not hard to find.
This film was made for anyone who has ever had to question themselves and why they're here. Anyone who has ever wondered when things will get better and if you're as good at what you do as everyone seems to think. This film is for those who worry about dying before you find out. This film is for anyone with extreme self doubt but project equal amounts of confidence. To all those who ever wanted to speak loudly but couldn't figure out the words, hopefully this film can be the start of your outline. To all those who are not sure how much further you have to go, don't give up…ever. This film was made to spread love and create understanding of a community and a place; the human community and where you may rest. We all connect thru shared experiences. No matter where you're from, how you grew up or what you're trying to do, everyone finds out that being an adult ain't easy. There are some things you just can't prepare for or be warned about by those who've adulted before you.
This film features a group of people, artists and creatives inhabiting Atlanta, all hoping to find and define our success and legacy, ranging from painters and graphic designers to musicians and authors. The power of the shared experience that is life and trying to live it the best way you know how is what brought together all the people who helped make this film possible. Now, on this beautiful Friday, October 16th of 2015, we invite everyone who understand this song, feel free to listen, watch and experience. Feel free to share with others. If you know the words, feel free to sing along.