I’ve been a bit quiet on the social media front this year as unfortunately, and against my better judgement, I’ve turned out to be a superstitious soul. You see, I was born with a heart defect and this year I finally had to get it fixed. This was also the year that my first feature went into production at exactly the same time as I got admitted to hospital – my birthday, as a matter of fact (only the night shift radiographer clocked the date).
Up until this year, I had two major life ambitions: to have a film I wrote made into a real thing and to avoid surgery. I have now achieved one of my life ambitions – a 50% success rate, you could say. I didn’t want to blog or tweet about my surgery or recovery in case (and I know this to be impossible) it jinxed my progress and something went horribly wrong.
However, it’s been nearly a year since the surgeon cracked open my ribs and did his thing, and I’m more or less fully recovered now, so I thought I’d recount some of my experiences over the next few weeks – maybe someone out there will find it useful.
Just noticed that the imdb listing for Siren Song says that the tense mangled description was written by me – it was not. Who updates these things?
Today I’m writing my comic scripts oldschool – with pen and paper. Sure, it’ll take longer on the whole, but I just don’t fancy sitting in front of a computer screen all day – it’s far too warm! In fact, if I’m feeling really lazy. I might just thumbnail the whole thing rather than writing descriptions – it’s faster. That way, when I come home from teaching summer school in the afternoons next week, I won’t have to think so hard when I type it all up. I love thinking, but it does use up a lot of energy.
It’s just occured to me that I haven’t posted any news here since last year! Oops!
Filming was completed in Cornwall (location change!) in February this year, and some more information can be found here on the production company’s website.
Auditions are taking place for my first feature, provisionally entitled Siren Song, on the 11th of September at the The Bargemans Rest, Newport. See the official website here for details.
My exciting news is that I’ve been commissioned to write a feature. It’s a micro budget horror and my treatment is done and approved. 90 pages until the first draft edit hair pulling begins 🙂
I’m hoping to be able to make an announcement soon about a new project. Waiting until contracts are done. Cross fingers!
Here we go again – another website revamp. Actually, it’s kind of a work in progress rather than ‘this is it! Really, this time!’. Like my little logo thing? I sure do – that’s why I’ve tiled it so monstrously (a la MySpace … ah … nostalgia).
Edited to add: That tiling was giving me a headache. Fixed it – phew!