We do realize that, but if we are going to get this in before the deadline (it's only two and a half months away) then these are the only weekends feasible for us. The writers need time to write and we need time to scout shooting locations. We have the meeting on the 23rd of March so that weekend is gone. The first weekend in April is the Cleveland trip so that's out and besides since this is to be a spring like event we can't really do this in March. We need to have as much time in May as possible to edit the film, voiceovers and any other post-production work. Believe me we thought this out as best as possible and this is what we came up with. The dates are set in stone. If people can make it to help as cast or crew, cool, if not that's okay. That's part of why we reserved TWO weekends, just in case of these circumstances.