by John Jackson - Co-Creator/Director
Hello again. It has been quite a long time since the last post and I wanted to pop my head above ground and let everyone know that while we’ve been down, we’ve not been out… not by a long shot.
Things have been running silent at Aidan5.com for a while, but make no mistake, our team has been working extremely hard behind the scenes and that’s no small feat considering all that has happened in the past few months. I first must share public sorrows to Ben Brown, my friend and Aidan 5 lead artist and compositor, for showing amazing strength and courage caring for his ill father, while trying to keep a day job and work when he could on Aidan 5. Sadly his father lost his fight with leukemia and passed away with Ben at his side. Quite a heavy burden for one so young, I respect him immensely for that.
However, life goes on, and Ben is back in action, jumping head first into Aidan 5 with a renewed vigor. I can only let his work speak for itself. We have also since finished principal photography on all 15 episodes and have been working hard to push through an immense post-production workload that can be delivered in a reasonable time-frame while still creating a product we’re proud of. It continues to be a challenge with the all-volunteer nature of our show to consistently hit deadlines and schedules while absorbing the many curve balls daily life throws at us, but we are extremely pleased with the results and are looking forward to sharing them with you soon. It is our goal to get the show up and running without any additional interruptions, so we ask your continued patience and support as we close the gap to finish what we all hope will be a great first season.
It has been a true labor of love and a real testament to the dedicated team of professionals who have worked so hard on this. Thank you for hanging in there with us, we know you’ll enjoy the ride when we get this old roller coaster fired up and tearing down the track again. Stop back by Aidan5.com when you get the chance or sign up and get a notification when the new stuff goes up. We hope to be throwing a few surprises at all of you who have signed up already online with us. Thanks for your support and word of mouth reviews; they have lifted us up when we needed it.
And now… back to work.