I hate long posts on blogs, I seldom read them, they put me off. But I know that I too often write them myself. There is a lot to say, but I will keep it as short as possible. I promise. There is some bad news and there is some, erhm, news.
Bad news 1:
Our 60 seconds action short feature film didn’t even get short listed. What can I say but “Phuket – Thailand” – there is obviously a lot of talent around and the next time we have to do better. We’ll submit it to a couple of 60 seconds festivals, and if all else fails it will popup on youtube at some point. I still think it is a great film, but our particular interpretation of remaking your fav 60 seconds film might have been too freely.
Bad news 2:
Persuaded did not win the Sky Greenshoot competition either.
I could be a depressed film maker now but I am not.
the good news is that I got contacted by Sony who wants to screen Persuaded at the opening of a big conference where one of the topics is: environmental awareness. The conference will be attended by 400 people from all across the world, so Persuaded will have some sort of one time only cinema release. That is quite cool, considering it is the first (more or less) thing I have ever made.
And apart from that, Persuaded was also one of the most viewed films on the Sky website.
I had my last screen writing class this weekend which was kind of sad. I will miss my class mates, and I will miss the sessions even more. And even though I handed in about 105 pages of script, I am not finished with it yet. I will go to the Isle of Man to do some research for the scenes that are set on there. And I will polish it so it is ready to be send out. I have a title, and I know what has to be put on the poster, which is a step in the right direction. And I am very much in love with my love story. Will send it out to some test readers soon.
I am about to seriously start working on getting Cookie made. I am going to write some letters to see if I can get some funding. You never know, you know. I still love my cookie script too, so I just have to close my eyes and go and do it.
So I am not really a depressed film maker at all.
How can I be depressed:
- Bill Nighy will play a DJ opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman (Yo Yo Yiggady Yo!!) in The Boat That Rocked (a Richard Curtis film). So much quirkyness in one film, I already know it is going to beat 16 times Pirates. Better – I will take a week off and will camp in the cinema to see it all day around.
- I saw Juno (2) again this weekend too. Juno is one of the coolest girls on the planet and the film has the coolest dialogue I have heard in a long time. Go see it. It will make you feel good.
I saw Dan in Real Life (11) in the Prince Charles cinema on Friday. It was great, it was great, it was great and it made me feel as good as the first time I saw it. I
think Ihave a crush on Dan.
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I hope you are OK too.