My friend Mothra made a movie called Douglas. She wrote a script, raised 30 grand, and made a feature film.
The film was in edit when the main hard drive storing the footage died.
After sending the drive out to the best data recovery system on the planet, it was determined that the movie is lost for good.
All that remains are some random scraps of fooage, and this trailer:
As someone who has lost footage before for trival projects, I can only imagine losing something like a feature film. In the world we live in today, digital media makes our lives easier all the time…but it’s so temporary. When your work is stored in zeros and ones, it could easily dissappear forever.
So here’s the PSA portion of the post:
Back up your shit! Put it on multiple drives! I can’t stress it enough, hard drives are so cheap these days!
This happens to all of us. Technology fails sometimes. It’s easy to tell yourself you’ll back it up later…I do it all the time. Seriously, make it a point to do it weekly, and you’ll be glad you did.
Mothra is looking to re-shoot her movie, and I’m sure she’ll take any dontions or kind words over at their myspace page.
She’s a totally awesome writer/director & I’m sure she’ll bounce back from this to reshoot the movie even better than the first time.