Just wanted to give another update before I blog on about computers and metaphysical dream stuff…

Just to say, it’s amazingly difficult to get people i.e. producers, to read your script. Yes I know they’re busy and they really don’t care about you. Well, at least, now I know. To borrow a fantastically cheesy phrase: “I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I never knew it would be this hard…” 🙂

Most film companies here seem to have started out with their own projects first and grown their company from there. Even if they want an outside script, chances are good they’ll want to use their own director. To get someone to take on an external script with an unknown director attached – that’s hard.

However, have just heard from a successful film producer I contacted about 3 months ago, asking if I could get in touch in 1 month’s time… so cool, the wheel keeps turning, that’s another ‘possibly maybe’. This is good.

I’m actually glad producers are so hesitant to read my work, as it gives me time to really get it tight. The fine-tuning continues – had another session with an actor yesterday and cleaned up some weak areas. My dialogue really sucks, but with the help of these actors, I’m learning…

I’ve also been assembling a kind of ‘dream team’ of actors who would be perfect for this script. Once I’ve got them all pinned down, the next step will be to try get them all in a room together at the same time and workshop the script as one. And record it, and edit the recording to check the flow.

The actors have been incredibly supportive, but ‘if only’ I had some funding, I could pay them what they’re worth and pull this together faster. I’ve applied to our film foundation for a little support, we wait and see, but of course, to borrow another song title, we continue ‘with or without them’…