First draft, first feature film

A while ago I started my first full length script project. Code named TPLS, today I have just finished the first draft.

I don’t think I’ve ever tackled such a complex writing task and it is by no means finished. In fact, the journey has only just started.

However, I’ve allowed myself a little whoop here to mark the beginning of the end of a project I never thought I’d reach so far on.

The first draft has the basic plot and character interactions outlined. The task for draft two is to strengthen the plot, round off the characters and pump up its distinctive backdrop.

Self indulgent whoop over, now back to work…

 

Les The Punter – Director onboard

A very exciting development. Phil Hawkins, a Director I adore for the consistent high quality and visual scope of his work, has indicated he would be pleased to be involved in the Les The Punter short film project.

There’s a long way to go of course. I’m aiming to secure up to £20k of funds to cover the project which will enable the film to be made to an acceptably high standard. Of course, this is tops and in theory short films can be made on a shoestring. However it does indicate, along with Phil’s involvement, the production standards we’re aiming to achieve.

There are several next steps, not least attracting a known actor to be cast in the central role. We have some ideas and approaches are being made.

Of course, I’m not completely niave and anticipate many obstacles, set-backs and disappointments along the way but for now things are definitely looking positive for a script I and others truly believe in.