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TOM pg 118


Okay, a ‘desert’ is a fairly cheap location to film in, but it’s also visually stunning, & entirely appropriate to the story.

TOM pg 111

If anyone is perhaps wondering why I keep posting all these pages… my strategy is to see if showing my fully-storyboarded screenplay will attract any potential investor attention?
If not, then I’ll trim the script down, from low-budget to micro-budget, or even to no-budget, & make it anyway (as with my first movie – Girl From Nowhere – which has been a relative success). Because filmmakers make films!
Hey, it’s also fun to share this, the story of our times!
(p.s some will be relieved, others disappointed, to learn The Oracle Machine comes to a climactic end on page 150)
(p.p.s you can watch Girl From Nowhere on Tubi.tv on the link here, or find it on Amazon Prime here. Enjoy!)

TOM pg 101b

The third & final Act begins at pace!

TOM page 100

TOM pg 093

An earlier version of the screenplay (there were many…) had this as a fight, Kloppers vs Scot. To shorten the film, I instead saved the fight for the end only. But again, if this was Mission Impossible, fights would here, there & everywhere. 
In filmmaking, there are always many options! And this is a WIP, so the options remain. Nothing is off the table, until the edit is locked.

TOM pg 90

Yes, in retrospect, Larry’s passing comes quite suddenly – his weak health & vulnerability surely needs to be accentuated earlier? – BUT this is precisely the immense value of storyboards ((& having the director self-storyboard his entire screenplay) – because it provides opportunity to spot shortcomings.
The storyboarded novel IS a working document, saving time/money, driving efficiency of production, sharing a vision and amending it on the fly. Etc. 

T.O.M. pg 083

Bringing the protagonist/antagonist together… and starting off fairly gently.

T.O.M. pg 059

T.O.M. pg 056

Intrigue! Nudity! Intrigue! (beauty is never gratuitous, is it?) 

T.O.M. pg 054

Hacking digital locks is actually a real thing now.