A year ago today, Something, Anything had its world premiere at the Wisconsin Film Festival. Today, the film is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vimeo, and Netflix. To commemorate an incredible, and exhausting, year of sharing the film with audiences here are some fun facts.
Something, Anything… by the numbers
22,474: miles traveled screening the film from April 2014 (premiere) to February 2015 (end of fest travel)
3333: days between emailing inquiry to Abbey of Gethsemani (first day of research for script) to world premiere (Wisconsin Film Festival)
961: gigabytes of original footage (AVCHD codec, in case you’re interested)
371: days between first day of principal photography and last day of principal photography (August 14, 2011 – August 20, 2012)
159: runtime of the film’s first assembly edit
127: scenes in final draft of screenplay
100+: actresses seen during casting for role of Margaret
88: runtime of film’s final cut
71: dollars paid on Ebay for the main lens used to shoot the film (Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E)
58: locations filmed
57: Facebook posts on since April 2014.
33: speaking roles
24: music cues
14: festivals and cinematheque selections (as of April 5, 2015)
8: number of times Paul Harrill and Ashley Maynor moved from pre-production through post-production
7: average number of crew members (largest crew size was 14; smallest was 1).
6: different camera models used on various occasions through production
5: attempts made to film synchronized fireflies before succeeding
4: babies born to crew and cast members during the film’s production, post, and distribution
3 and 1/2: stars (out of 4) given to film by critic Michal Oleszczyk in his review on RogerEbert.com
2: number of weeks Something, Anything was in Netflix’s Top 50 streaming movies according to website InstantWatcher.com
1: scenes in which the character of Peggy/Margaret (Ashley Shelton) does not appear in the film