The Most Amazing Diet – Direct a Film

Posted on July 31, 2008

I can’t remember the last time I’ve had less of an appetite. It’s the stress that’s been getting to me. There was a slight crumbling of the world today.

It wasn’t the actor situation. That worked out, and in fact, they’re awesome. It was the locations; those things I said couldn’t leave Tallahassee. They might not be able to leave, but they can back out.

Just about all the places that had agreed got cold feet when they realized we’d be there for two full days. Something about dealing with kids, running a family, and having a life or something.

So I had to do a quick rewrite and change the finale from a living room to class room. I also had to cut one of my favorite scenes, an SUV abduction.

It’s surreal tomorrow is here. Here’s hoping the world has stabilized.

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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  1. Keonne

    Sorry to hear that. Let me know if you need anything.

    I was going to ask you if you wanted to go camping with me in Ocala this weekend but i’m guessing thats not a good time.

    Good luck


  2. Judith

    Editing seems to go either way… either directors graze continually or they stress out even more and end up going the Peter Jackson route.

    It’s an interesting phenomenon. All the documentary directors I know are skinny already and usually chain-smoke through editing periods.

  3. C47

    Editing can be stressful, but I think for us there’s only a certain amount we can stress because we can’t go back and shoot something else.

    What’s the Peter Jackson route?

    And Kiko, I would have loved nothing more than to go camping, especially now that I’m done.

  4. _ram-jaane'

    Funny you mention that, I’m thinking of doing just that with a short I shot a week or so back, we had to rush in the end so I’m thinking to go back to shoot that last portion again. That portion was only 1 person sitting in a corner in a cafe, so it’s doable. 😀


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