SURREALISM IN ACTION...
On the upside, things are looking up on the script front. Now the majority of my exams over (with just one more written exam this Wednesday) I can focus more time on what i love doing best - writting new worlds, and creating exiciting new scripts.
I'm currently about a quarter of the way through a script called "Fear Itself". It's a piece of film coursework that I'll hopefully get to film over the next month or so - and explores the idea "what goes through our head when we're knocked down; and what specifically is it that makes us want to stand back up again and fight?". Ah, yes, and it's surreal.Surrealism - or as I like to call it 'do whatever the hell you like". It's a freedom to explore the inner most thoughts within my mind, and have a great time doing so. There's not as many restrictions on the format for a surrealist film, and as a writer this gives me such freeom to write whatever I want!
My only current problem is getting the thing made. Lets just say that it looks like I'm about to have 'technical difficulties' with a friend of mine whom I had hoped to work with. He basically doesn't like the fact that I've created 75% of the film myself - and resents that I didn't get him involved in proceedings much earlier on.
What he doesn't realise though is that film is a collaberative process, and just because I've wrote the script doesn't mean that there's nothing left for him to do. There's L-O-A-D-S more; including storyboarding, production planning, filming, editing, etc. The script is - and always should be - merely a starting point.
Anyways... tomorrow sees the start of a brand new week. Hopefully it'll see me complete the "Fear Itself" script, and maybe - just maybe - I'll do some more work on the "Aftermaths" script (which, fact fans, is now called "Beautiful, She"). My fingers are crossed.
Wish me luck - and have a great start-to-the-week!