After 14 months of slaving away over my ‘Untitled Script’ film fans (and likewise makers), I can proudly say we are ready to GO! Between drafts 5 and 7 I have squeezed the page count down to 104 and feel it’s very much a case of ‘If I don’t start shooting soon, I’m going to eat my own hands’ and this is no good to some who needs them to point at things whilst making films.
I’m going to reveal the title very soon, but not before I register it in all the right places. The real point of this post is that I now feel at a point where lots of experiences will be coming thick and fast and I want to share them with you as they happen. There are also a few tips I’ve picked up in the screenwriting process along the way that I should have posted months ago. Sorry for that, but every time I’ve gotten on a laptop and thought about posting, the screenwriter in my head whacks me with my screenplay and says ‘Would you rather be writing about making your film or writing your actual film?’
Besides, the whole point of this blog is to report my experiences as I make a film and hopefully offer some insight along the way. If all I did was talk about how I want to make a film instead of doing it, I’d be shirking my responsibilities somewhat. So there’s my first piece of advice for 2013; if you are blogging about making a film, stop it, immediately. Go and do some work on your screenplay and then blog about that when you’re done. After all, who else is going to write it?