Seven has always been one of my favorite numbers. The number seven is shrouded by a myth of luckiness and has a persistent presence in our world. Think of the Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Wonders of the World, The Magnificent Seven, and the Seven Dwarfs. You break a mirror and you have seven years bad luck. Harry Potter was on a Qudditch team made up of seven players, played as number seven, and was the title character of seven books. Nachmanides of 12th century Spain believed sevenwas the number of the natural world. There are 7 days in a week, 7 notes on a musical scale and 7 directions (seriously, look this one up).
But what does it mean to be seven years old?
Historically and religiously, turning seven marked the end of childhood and reaching the age of reason. Are we celebrating the end of the ReKon Productions childhood? Can a company have a childhood? If we entertain the idea of a company childhood, ReKon had a full and creative one. There have been the traditional and practically mandatory holiday pictures. We have built forts and clubhouses like all school age children (remember ReKon Stage and our glass walls). We have sought adventures and gone on class trips (#ReKondoesDisney, #ReKonatHogwarts). The company has grown through stages of development, like any child, learning from experiences and forming understandings through interactions. We now know fewer crewmembers get lost looking for crew parking if our yellow location signs are posted. We learned FilmLA cannot do anything about protestors at that Chick-Fil-A across the street that could be just loud enough to ruin a couple of takes. We understand handwritten script notes will not copy unless you let Nicole change the settings on our printer Carlos.
Or maybe a company doesn’t celebrate birthday milestones the same way a person does. Maybe being seven as a company is more about the accomplishment of time passing, of surviving, and of thriving. Perchance, we eat cupcakes in honor of ReKon Productions working on an estimated 275 shows in seven years. Or we got balloons to revel in our collection of accolades and prestigious awards. Maybe being seven years old means we have to throw a party because we are no longer just one charismatic and talented producer but a community of charisma and talent and groups like parties. Maybe today is the day, we pause just long enough to eat that cupcake and stare at that balloon because hey we have been rocking it for seven years!
I barely remember my own seventh birthday. I think it was one of the years it was raining (winter birthdays even in California sometimes had weather) and I had class cupcakes. I can’t say that I’ll remember this day much either in a couple of decades aside from the margarita cupcake I ate earlier from Sprinkles (what can I say, I remember cupcakes). But being seven years old is about knowing you’re 7, it’s about recognizing the end of childhood and knowing the strengths of our accomplishments. It’s about using the wisdom we’ve gained with age and recognizing the power of the #luckynumberseven.
So cheers to ReKon Productions! Happy Seventh Birthday! To what we have been and what we may become and many more years yet to come!
“When needing a space to shoot a very unique shoot on a tour bus, ReKon pulled through, gave us a great rate, and were accommodating every step of the way. They constantly wanted to help us out with anything we ever needed, had all the amenities we were searching for, and they had a dedicated staff that made our shoot run very smoothly. I’ll be coming back to ReKon for sure!”
“Professional. Skilled. Efficient. Creative. Resourceful. Committed. These
are some of the qualities that come to mind when I think about ReKon
Productions. Collaborating with them on our Full of Grace film project was
one of the best decisions we made. They were masterful in working with our
budget and the window of time needed to produce the film. They will no
doubt, be our go-to for future LA projects.”
President, Outside da Box/Executive Producer, Full of Grace
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with ReKon producer, Lesley Lopez, on a short film I produced entitled “Eat & Run”. She and the entire ReKon team, were beyond helpful, personable and made me feel at ease during the entire production process. ReKon, as a whole, emits professionalism, kindness and forward-thinking through out their ranks.”
Kathy Sue Holtorf
Producer of Eat & Run (short), Senior Producer at The QYou
“Working with ReKon is like fly fishing in a California mountain stream: it’ll make you overwhelmingly happy.”
General Manager at Pollution Studios
“ReKon Studio is a breeze to shoot on and yielded one of the highest production value scenes in our film when it was all said and done.”
Producer at Batterie Productions/Producer of Dating Daisy
“ReKon is my go-to production company: professional, on time and on budget!”
Steven J. Kung
Director of A Leading Man, DGA UPM
“The combination of exemplary professionalism and supportive attitude at REKON Productions is something not often found in the entertainment industry. Total pros all around.”
Director of The Other Side & Larry King Live
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