Completely unexpectedly, the director I co-write the short with last year rang me up. After much delay, he’s finished all the post-production work and is making copies of the end product. I should have my own copy within a month or so. I’ll update the link in the portfolio section once I get it.
He moved to LA about a year ago, and is currently working on directing trailers. As he succinctly put it, I now know somebody working in the industry. Always a good connection to have. Gotta start somewhere.
But he was also calling because he wants me to help write his next project: a 30-minute short he hopes to eventually submit to the student Oscars. I’ll have more details in a few days, but it’ll be some kind of crime thriller. Yeah, I can write that.
While I was originally hoping to have the DREAMSHIP draft done by the end of the year, this may slow that down a little, but working on that, the short and the LUCY outline is a good challenge.
They say you should write every day, which I try to do. Some days are really productive, some not at all. But the effort is always there. Sometimes it’s how much drive you feel inside. I can’t explain why, but that feeling’s been stronger for me the past few days. I think I’m feeling more confident in the strength of my stories and how things are developing overall, which always yields better results.
Suffice to say, I’m expecting great things from myself between now and the end of the year, and am fairly confident I can pull it off.