Another day of editing done. The ever floating Job Centre scene floated off once again, from it's recent home of near the beginning of the film off to somewhere at the beginning of act II, and it works very nicely there. A couple more little tweaks were done, including moving the strontium scene into the final chapter, and everything looks just grand. Added some incidental music, and that appears to be working well too, though I can never tell with music until about six months later, but everyone else seems to love it so I'll go with them.
The result is we now have a cut. Possibly the final cut. I'll know after I've watched it again tomorrow (and Simon has watched it. I also have to mention him as apparently his mother has complained he's not being mentioned enough here, which is probably fair enough).
If, as I suspect, this is the final cut, then the first thing that will happen is that the EDL (the edit list) will go over to Lip Sync and they'll begin the very long and laborious process of scanning the film at 4K resolution onto HD. This will then be graded, and will be our master copy, to be shown at any film festivals and transferred to 35mm for release.
While that's going on we'll be doing the sound mix. I'm happy to say it appears that almost all music problems have been sorted out and by the end of the week we should have signed off music for the film, which is excellent, as I really didn't want to change any of the tracks we have as they all fit in the film so well.
This means that, fingers crossed, by the beginning of October we'll have a fully finished screening copy that we can show on the big screen to distributors with a view to at least getting a UK release (for now). How we'll feed ourselves till then is anyones guess, but I'm sure something will turn up. Either that or we'll have to survive on popcorn.