The "Mister Organ" Trailer is Here
I want to show you some stuff from my next weird documentary.
Sometimes I find myself anxious about what Webworm is, and what people may want from it.
I have no doubt some stumbled onto it because of an investigation — Lonely Lingerie’s descent into QAnon madness, or maybe the Arise church mess (no, I’m not done).
Others might like the quirkier stuff — my face blindness, or the first newsletter I ever wrote back on April 16, 2020, about missing puzzle pieces. Some came here because they liked my documentary stuff with Tickled and Dark Tourist.
If I thought about it too much, I think I’d lose the plot. And so I write about what I am passionate about in the present moment. And today that passion is relevant to people who came here for my documentary work — because this is about documentary.
It takes me ages to make things, and for that I apologise. I am not prolific. I am a snail.
I know some people out there want more Dark Tourist (Netflix didn’t want more, and that’s fine — I wrote about our series two outline here, if you care for that) — and so for the last few years I’ve been working on a feature called Mister Organ.
And today I can show you some stuff about Mister Organ: A trailer and a poster.
This is the poster:
And this is the trailer — which may give you a feeling for its tone:
I want to tell you more about it, but that would ruin watching it.
Which begs the question — a very logical question — how can you see it? Look, I want you to see it as soon as possible. But it just takes a bit of time. I can’t magic it onto HBO or Netflix or whatever streaming service is best in your place on planet earth.
And so — the process begins. It premiers at a film festival called Fantastic Fest on the weekend. Then early next month, at another festival in LA. In November, it will open in New Zealand theatres.
These are really key dates, and they’ll influence where it ends up closer to you.
And just know that I will keep you updated via Webworm on this, as news comes to hand. You can also keep an eye on MisterOrgan.com.
Happy to chat in the comments below: I have my lips sealed in a variety of ways, but happy to talk about the process or bigger questions about docs in general.
Thanks for being here. Can’t wait to show you this thing.
PS: In the meantime, feel free to share the trailer around. A big part of the process is getting people to know about the film. I don’t have the marketing budget of the next Marvel film or Netflix Serial Killer series — so I need you to help spread the word.
This is the link — go nuts! youtube.com/watch?v=m2Nix9T5r1s
And if you want to confidentially get in touch with me about anything to do with the subject of this film (Mr Organ), I am always firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re: anxiety around what people want from Webworm.
I can only speak for myself, but I love the eclectic mix of content. I think you writing about what you’re passionate about shows through, leading to an interesting newsletter no matter what the subject is.
A question I had; do you have any tips for keeping creative morale up as you slowly work on a project? I’ve run into similar problems where I feel like I’m taking way too long on a creative side project, but also want to enjoy my down time.
I genuinely get a small burst of excitement when a webworm drops on my email. "Ooooh what's David got going on this week" is usually what I'm thinking.
It's a terrific way to break up the monotony of bills, retail newsletters I have unsubscribed from 100 times and house listings matching a search criteria I will never be able to buy.
Keep it up!!!