I’m starting to have some issues with this director, in that I’m making a serious effort to not go completely mental over this project. He did not care for the latest draft of his short, claiming several reasons why. I agree with maybe one of them, but seriously disagree with the others.
It’s not the story he wants, even after two attempts, so he’s going to take a crack at it this weekend. I’ll be interested to see the results.
At least one positive spin I can put on this experience so far is I’m fairly certain this is how things work for professional screenwriters, so in theory I’ll be a little more prepared for it if/when I encounter this sort of thing on a feature project.