Well, umm... S.C. TreeHouse has been stolen...
Okay, maybe that headline is a little over dramatic, but I'll let you be the judge of that after hearing what's gone down.
Alright, so, It was a calm and normal night, it was last Monday night to be exact...alright, alright, it was a normal Monday night...that sounds way better. Anyway moving on. So it's Monday night, I (Christopher Stewart) have just finished up teaching my last acting class of the day. Thus, as the practice is, I clean up from class, I make sure I have all the equipment and I load ALL TWO TRILLION POUNDS of it into my car...in one trip (because I'm awesome!)
Pause, so among this equipment is a backpack (which I understand to be the home of close to $6,000.00 worth of equipment) which we will come back to later.
Now, back to the story, it's Monday evening, everything is loaded up! Yeah! Time to go home! So I head home to my new place in Ooltewah. I make two stops along the way, the grocery store and the hardware store and then, I'm home. It's 9:30 PM by this point and I must be up and back in Benton by around 9:30 AM Tuesday morning with all the equipment in my car. Thus, I lock the equipment in my car for tomorrow and I go eat dinner and hit the bed.
8:30 AM Tuesday morning. It's time to head out to make it to Benton on time. So a quick role-call is done of the equipment. "Lights?" Here! "Sound?" Here! "Camera?" Here! "That backpack I mentioned earlier?" ... uh? Not here? What? Wait...What?
I'm gonna pause here for a moment and give you some background on this backpack that has decided not to show up for work today. So, this backpack hasn't missed a day of work in it's life, and that's a good thing too, considering it carries the paper copies of the scripts for every single project we have ever done, plus the iPad which has backups of literally everything on it (completed projects, board meeting minutes, you name it, everything.) But that's not all, it also carries the production bible for "The Master's Story" (which is a detailed outline of the story, marketing strategies, future projects, and such other important papers work stuff)... Yeah... Kinda important. Now there are other copies of this stuff (well, except the iPad and the wires/cables that were in there...we don't actually have any others of those) but those were the master copies.
Now, back to the story. The backpack is missing! Dum, dum, dum! So, everything is rechecked, the world is turned upside down and still no backpack. It's not found anywhere. So, Wednesday we have now filed a police report for a missing backpack with around $6,000.00 worth of equipment in it... and a detailed outline of "The Master's Story" up until the year 2023 as well as the secrets to how S.C. TreeHouse runs. Sad...
So...just like that, someone has picked up and run away with over 10 years of tediously planned and recorded work.
Now, I'm not too worried, yeah it's true that was a lot of equipment lost... and an lot of money down the tubes... but, the iPad in there is programmed to self destruct (yes, that is possible), so no one is getting inside of it. However, the production bible and scripts were just old fashioned paper copies... so anyone can read them, which is unsettling. However, I have been praying that God would take away my control (because trying to control God's plans is a problem of mine) so I'm glad He has literally taken away my control... seeing as ever plan I've ever made for The Master's Story someone else has now. So, yeah, all this to say that The Master's Story and S.C. TreeHouse were stolen Monday and I'm just sitting here getting really excited to see what this plan God has is! ...and also wishing insurance would pay for the iPad... Okay, okay! I'm sitting here getting excited about what God's doing with this, and wishing insurance would replace the iPad and such (they won't through). But mostly looking forward to what God is doing!
P.S. No personal information was stolen. That's all safe. Just to settle you minds.