Tag Archive: consciousness


TOM pg 119/150

Since film crews play such a big part in creating builds for awesome events like Afrikaburn (our version of Burning Man), that for a scene like this, I think I could just turn the cameras on the crew…

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 117

I thought using vehicle-motions, kicking dust etc would give plenty of nice wipes between scenes. Of course, hard to guess what’ll be best in the cut, but NB to give editors an arsenal of shots to work from.

TOM pg 116

Funny to think when I first wrote The Oracle Machine, 10+ years ago, cannabis was illegal. Yet now it’s practically legal in South Africa, & many other places. Things can change fast!

And yes, Cape Town really is what I call ‘The Cradle of Consciousness’, where scientific evidence suggests humanity survived as a small group (20,000 people) & then enjoyed a leap in consciousness over 100,000 years ago, before spreading out worldwide.
(Think #2001 A Space Odyssey, but with cave people tossing bones to the sky)

Our incredible region is now finally being recognised by local authorities, and marketed as humankind’s ‘Cradle of Culture’. (But I think ‘Cradle of Consciousness’ is much more accurate & cooler!)

This is why it’s The Perfect Setting for an original movie about humanity’s next evolutionary leap in consciousness and IQ.
(Or should it be AI-Q?)

TOM pg 115

Yes, it’s starting to look like an Afrikaburn-type scenario ahead (our version of Burning Man).

TOM pg 112

Action!

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!)

T.O.M. pg 078

Not crucial to the storyline, but a ‘fun’ philosophical interlude, coming right in the middle of the screenplay. Shouldn’t we be discussing big/crazy ideas in non-studio fiction films? (As mentioned yesterday, this was inspired by Godard’s interlude in ‘Breathless’)

T.O.M. page 076

‘It’s just evolution in action, I tell you!’ (Nobody panic)

T.O.M. pg 063

Building the intrigue… (And of course couldn’t resist having a Cape Town icon like Lion’s Head mountain in the picture)