That’s it! I’ve had it! I’m not going to wait any longer.
After waiting an eternity (okay, two years) for Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard or some lesser known film maker to discover the genius of my several screenplays, I have finally gotten fed up with waiting for one of my stories to become a movie or television show. So, I am left with one option: write a short and make it my bloody self.
All my friends are doing it. (And before you ask, only my fear of heights prevents me from jumping off a bridge if my friends jump off a bridge.) So why can’t I?
Weekend before last, I jumped in front of my laptop and cranked out a screenplay for a 15-minute short film, based on an idea that has been sitting on my computer for about a year.
36 hours. 15 pages. Done!
Is it perfect? No, but that’s what editing and rewrites are for.
Is it funny? Yes. Quirky? Yes. Unlike anything else out there? As far as I can tell.
Can it be filmed? Okay, now I have to get outside advice.
So, last week, I leaned on my friends further down the movie-making-business chain. Friends with expertise in film production (not sure if these are the jump-off-a-bridge type).
This week, I expect conversations to begin in earnest.
Next week, with any luck, will start the conversation of “How in the hell am I going to pay for this?”
I fully expect obstacles and challenges, but I don’t care. I’m not waiting around any longer.