Let’s see. What should we talk about today…. How about the fact that I just finished DRAFT 20 of A GROWING CITY! Yeah. That’s commitment.
Okay. I’m pretty excited about it. The truth is, I love writing and I’m kinda sad that the really free creative part of writing the script is drawing to a close. Now, pretty much everything else will be derived from what already exists. So, it’s a happy & sad moment.
That’s not to say the rest of the process doesn’t involve creativity because it does. (Sentences with double-negatives bother me. I don’t know why. They just feel awkward.) There’s the perfecting the script so amazing people like +wonder russell can’t help but say yes to it when she reads it; so that, according to the criteria she set forth in a previous G+ discussion, she’d do it for free. Don’t worry. When we make A GROWING CITY everyone involved will be paid. Of course, I will get paid last, opting for the back-end option (there are so many ways to read that wrong:(.
And then there’s the joy of finding amazing places to film. We need houses, lots of abandon houses. We even need a place that looks like it’s been burnt to the ground (I sure hope that scene doesn’t get cut for budgetary reasons).
Did I mention the shot list. This is where the story goes from being in my mind to having some kind of external physical reality, where I take the idea and begin to tell the story visually.
So, yeah. It’s bitter-sweet. Mostly sweet though.