Well the month of June is just flying by and although I’ve been busy I really don’t feel that I’ve accomplished very much. Probably because most of my time has been spent administrating and applying for grants. A necessary evil and one that takes away from the fun stuff like creating. However if those grants come in then there will be lots of creating.
This week is a creative one with more oud recording for the documentary and lots of script writing. I’m almost at the 50 page mark of a comedy feature and the sci-fi/ horror I just finished needs a synopsis before I start flogging it around. Which is more administration but I’m not complaining. The question is who will want to make it. It’s a bit odd, like me, and will take an odd production company and director to get it into the cinema. It’s hard to really compare it to other films but imagine the quirky nature of Donnie Darko.
Whew got a bit crazy there and missed a week of entries but I’m back. The last two weeks have been filled with grant applications, one for Bravo and one for the BC Arts council. I have no idea why I put myself through so much stress every six months or so. I’ve never gotten a grant but yet I’m a hopeful individual and my motto has always been if you don’t play you can’t win. Surely one of these attempts will be fruitful. The funny thing is that after all was said and done I decided to wait for the next Bravo deadline. My animation partner and I felt that due to time constraints that our application would not be the best it could be so we have decided to wait. Also as an emerging dramatic director, I had completely forgotten about the union requirements for voice actors. So the good things is that I am learning a lot even though at times it’s very frustrating.
In the good news category, The Story of Burqa will be lengthened to attract broadcast interest and that means yours truly gets to write more oud music. I’m very excited and can’t wait to get my hands on the extended cut.