At some point your script has to stop just being words on a page. Eventually you obviously want it to be images on a screen but for the time being we’re working on pencil on paper.
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This post was supposed to be called ‘The Festival – Part 2’. However that wouldn’t do justice to what The Birmingham Film Festival offered us.
People don’t make films to win awards.
Or at least I don’t.
Yet, that doesn’t mean it isn’t very nice when awards come along. It’s a collective of people telling you that you did a good job and that’s really cool. I’ve won a couple of tiny, barely significant things in my short life as a filmmaker, but even they made me feel ‘accomplished’.
I mainly write about writing. Hopefully one day I’ll be writing about filming, but that’s for another day.
The reason I dedicate a lot of my time to my difficult to reach dreams is because opportunity rarely presents itself within the media industry. You can work and work and speak to countless ‘important’ people and you’ll still be left with little more than another low down job role on your CV. Don’t get me wrong, that’s great but after a while you start to wonder why these little things don’t add up to something bigger, more substantial and something long term. I fight to get my little films made because I’m not going to sit around while I struggle to even get a job making cups of tea.
Part of making films means you’re often working (or at least thinking about) a few films at once. As one film begins, another one ends. I’ve spoken in depth about the writing process, which is still on going and remains much the same, but as I work on what I’m hoping to make in the