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Annd Action!

So it’s finally time for me to announce my latest project! Me and Ed have been working behind the scenes on this for a while now, but recently I decided to tie it into my Pre Production Unit at Ravensbourne. I thought if I’m going to have to work on two projects why not combine them together? Anyways, the idea. The film is all about one man’s dream to make his relationship with his girlfriend perfect, no matter the cost. Oh and he has a clapperboard that allows him to travel back in time and the title is ‘Take Two’. So think ‘(500) Days of Summer’ meets ‘Groundhog Day’! It’s looking to be my longest script yet. Which is simultaneously exciting and soul destroying. I say that because as a writer my biggest fear is making something that might seem bloated, but when I go back through the script I really struggle to cut things out! A good reason to make it short is to be more appealing to film festivals. If you keep your film under the 15 minute mark you are usually onto a winner. So far, I’m guestimating that this one will be around 25 minutes. So you can see my problem. The other option is to extend it into a feature length. That means writing possibly another 60 pages or so…. As soon as I have something to show for myself I will let you guys know! So get excited and hopefully by the end of September I will have something for you!

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The Deadline.

Last Friday in my Directing lecture we were tasked to plan, film and edit a short in under an hour with the theme of ‘Escape’. Surprisingly me and my group found it not too hard to get a rough idea together and started filming way ahead of schedule. I realised how awesome deadlines can be at times as it really forces you to put your nose to the grindstone and make something decent out of the time you are given. The cherry on top was I felt we did a pretty good job! Nothing is more gratifying then hearing fellow class mates laughing at the lil sketch you managed to cobble together. I think thats what I love about film making. That intense instant gratification when someone enjoys your hard work. Nothing feels better than that in my eyes. Anyways! Check out the video. Its just below. I’d love to know what you think!

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