Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Trailer is Live

Greetings, all, and happy new year!

Many of you are probably wondering what’s been happening with this project. Well, truth is, it’s been progressing continuously since my last update six months ago, despite my silence. I finally managed to finish annotating/transcribing the nearly 10 hours of interview footage, and the 1597 different shots that we captured in our year of filming. Granted, the process took me into September, nearly 3 months later than I had hoped, but it did get done.

I started cutting together the rough cut, and I’m about 15% (conservatively) in, but I decided to stop and cut together a trailer to show that, yes, this project is alive and kicking in post-production.

To that end, I’d like to welcome aboard Adonis Aletras, a gifted composer with whom I last had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with on two other film projects over a decade ago. Despite his considerable professional workload, he graciously agreed to score not only the trailer, but the film itself when complete. I can’t begin to express how excited I am to have the opportunity to work with him again, yet again from across the sea. (He hails from Cyprus, and I’ve never had the opportunity to thank him in person for his great work.)

Additionally, I’ve received some great self-shot footage from our cast member Anthony Saporito, which I’m looking to incorporating into the project as well, with many thanks to him! (Screenshots to follow in my next post!)

In the meantime, while I continue to press forward with editing, I’m pleased to present to you the Trailer for CAPTIVATED: THE ALLURE OF CARNIVOROUS PLANTS, embedded below, and viewable on YouTube at

My many thanks for your continued patience. Rest assured, progress may be silent, but it is steady…