It’s been three weeks since I completed the fourth draft of my feature script and I have taken some time out to clear my mind and charge my batteries for what I imagine will be a run of months that will bleed into each other like none I have ever experienced before. It’s time to gather the places, the people, the equipment and the money (in that order most likely) to make this film happen.
I’ll be updating the blog a lot more regularly – keeping you up to speed with all the little adventures and obstacles I have to overcome. But before we go there, my last post begun with a few words over about my three month absence from this blog. Problem was, I got very much caught up in the writing process and there is a good reason for this; which I will talk about more in my next post. For now, I’ll just say it’s incredibly difficult at times to commentate on the form of what you are writing if you don’t want to give away any of the details – you just end up with bland sentences such as ‘The beginning of act two doesn’t quite fit with the end of act one.” So what? That’s not very interesting since I’ve given you no valuable information about either of the acts in the first place. I’d end up being the screenwriting version of one of those really annoying Facebook people who use their status updates like a diary memo – “Cleaned bins…” “taking kid (there’s always a bloody kid) to park…” “ate toast today…” “soup!” No one cares.
So, since I’m a film maker, I thought ‘why show you in words when I can show you in moving pictures?’ Below is my Screenplay Montage – a fairly* accurate portrayal of how I wrote my script – it was in no way shot in two days and just because I always wanted a montage of myself… ahem. Hope you enjoy.