May 2, 2016 at 6:00AM, Edited May 2, 6:07AM
Should I finish a bad film?
I've took a long time to shoot my first movie and really wanted everyone to be proud of it. However I've had a lot of trouble with my leading man and he's threw a spanner in the works at every turn. Everything from shaving when he said he wouldn't to repeatedly not learning lines which meant constant rewrites because he ad-libed. Everyone else on the project worked incredibly hard but we were all feeling it. We'd commited to him through the rehearsal stage and felt he was the right choice at the time. But when filming started he went into premadona mode. It was zero budget and everyone just gave there time but all are excited to see the end result as I've posted stills and people are saying how incredible it looks. Although the scenes we shot look amazing, nothing cuts together into anything even remotly similar to the script as there are holes all over the story due to the constant adlibing by my leading man. His refusal to be directed on set and just do his own thing meant set pieces didn't work and continuity is a joke. I'm so depressed about this that I can hardly bring myself to finish the film. Advice please, what would you do?