Monday, 26 March 2007

Really good idea for a film (part 3)

Well. I'll eat my hat!

After submitting BTS to the AFC and Bluecat, I started struggling with a sci-fi no-budget screenplay, Yellow. I was scheduled to shoot in Feb / March, but the script wasn't exactly writing itself.

Then. Life took hold.

Cancer in the family and a new job writing screenplaysfor DADAA saw Old Father Time disappear.

Last week, I had coffee with a mate of mine who says, "I've got a really good idea for a film". He saw the irritated look in my eye and backed down. But I needed the distraction and, two sips into a strong long machiatto, heard myself say "Go on."

It was a beauty. Story, character, locations - everything. He told me a riveting story about something that happened to a friend of a friend. It had a complete screenplay structure - turning points, mid-points, Voglerian call to adventures - everything! On a plate.

I wrote an outline with my mate in about two hours and we're shooting it at the end of the year. I'm already saving money.

The AFC makes decisions about this year's Indivision projects on May 3rd. I refuse to wait by the phone.

1 comment:

M. Le Trivia said...

Never seen you wearing that particular hat, buddy. Is that your Voglerian Call To Adventure hat? If so, you need to put it under merch in the Geoffrey shop.

P.S. Above comment is actually this comment, I needed to re-punctuate. But the 'deleted' tag always makes it seem as though you said something awful, then thought better of it. Which is good. Who's with me?! Interobang!