Thursday, 9 April 2015

April 8th, 2015

My first post in almost a week. For two reasons:

1) I've been very busy at work. Blame Fast & Furious 7.

2) There's actually been very little updates on any of my projects since the last post.


I'm filming tomorrow. Gabi found a woman called Paulina at work, who's going to play the 'legendary' character or Margot Shelly. Through all my drafts, over many years, Margot has survived. She represents, I think, the sheer force of will I've employed to get Fellow to screen.

I've (obviously) then been looking through my script planning the shoot. I story boarded it a long time ago, and I'm very comfortable with the material. We shouldn't be there all day filming. I hope.

My mind has also turned to the montage sequence. I've started asking friends will they appear in it. I want my friend Jack, who moved away to Indonesia a long time ago now, to create a shot for the montage. We'll see if that comes off. In the meantime, I'm going to finally settle on what I want in the sequence, storyboard it and then film.

All in all, after tomorrow it leaves just the montage and the end section of Act 1 to film. I've completed two pages of Act 2.1 already - so will conclude that script by the end of the week, too.


Gabi's editing continues. No more chopped out (current length 13 minutes 50 seconds) but she's started to fix the sound,  and add music now. I complimented her the other day, by saying it's finally taking a proper shape. It compares very favourably to her last short film. In fact,  with a little push I think it might be better than that one even!


Director Kenneth is still looking for an actress to play the female lead. He's looking online but his leads have come up dry. I've put him into contact with Sacha Allari (another director friend, see below) to see if maybe we could use some of his friends.

Not On Your Belly

A script I wrote back in 2013. Sacha has had it since then. He says it's hus next project to complete... but I've been waiting 18 months for him to start work on it already!!!

That Resolute Desk: Six of One

If we hadn't organised Fellow filming tomorrow we would have shot the April segment of this instead.

Me and Gabi will improvise it; based off a sceniro of our characters meeting for a ten minute lunch break picnic in Piccadilly circus.

Shot on a selfie stick.

Next project

Still a way off, but my brain is alreadyvhaving some thoughts about what I do next. I might finally wrote Deborah (my attack on porn) or Eight Weeks Last Tuesday (my time travel break-up story) or maybe even Creep Forwards (a horror).

Depends what Gabi wants to do. I guess I'll be busy with Fellow for a long while. I might not even direct anything else thus year.
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