Last night it hit me that it’s 13 weeks to go until productions of the short I’m producing gets underway…
I’m so nervously excited. Sorting out social media and funding tonight (my two favourite things), followed by watching ‘Closer’ (2004) – an all time favourite film of mine, which I will review shortly.
I completely forgot it was Valentine’s Day, until I woke up to cards from my mum and grandma (yes I’m that cool), and so have decided to watch this film. My views of love and relationships are pretty warped at the moment (which is something I’m trying to figure out), and this film makes me realise how close love and hate really are on the ’emotional spectrum’ (I guess it’s true what they say – there is a thin line between love and hate). I’m not saying I hate anyone, but this film makes me appreciate how obsessive and destructive love can be (rather than the idealised romantic perception that card companies and rom-coms usually depict) – the guy does not always get the girl, and endings are rarely happy…
Consequently, I’m going to obsess over trying to find funding for my short (of which I will divulge more information when I’m happier with the way I’m producing), and unwind from a hectic day at work watching this tragic classic. I can’t wait!
I haven’t posted anything in a while, so thought I’d write a short one to talk about what I’ve been up to (that’s distracting me so much from my beautiful film blog).
So about a month ago I agreed to produce a short film with some people I went to Film School with.. as outlined in my ‘About Me’ part of my blog, I am an aspiring film producer, so immediately jumped at this opportunity!
So over the past few weeks I’ve been brainstorming with a director and cameraman, and a script has fallen into place (written by the beautiful director), a shot list has emerged (created by the director and cameraman), and a trailer has just this weekend been filmed (starring yours truly)!!
The film is in its first stages (we haven’t secured an actress, all the crew or locations yet), and it is an entirely self-funded, low budget short, but I am so excited and proud to say I am part of this.
Consequently, I am going to start a section on my blog dedicated to my experiences as a producer in the hope that it will help others who are getting into the business too / kind and generous souls who are already involved in the business we call show might comment and give me insights into the role – here’s hoping….
Watch this space for more film reviews and production updates – exciting times!