Finished The Seventh Daughter a few weeks ago -- well, can't say "finished," why don't I say "completed a draft with which I am quite satisfied." It is now out there... being considered... by a few different people/places. The process slowly begins.
And I'm here.
As much as I complain about wanting some time to relax and do nothing, I'm just not wired that way. So I've put together a nice little script and plan to shoot a short film in March (circa 3/24-27 if you're interested in crewing). I miss directing so much, and I'm yearning to get back on the set again.
And I'm sticking to my vow not to enter any more of these #-hour film challenges. Don't get me wrong -- I like them, and they helped me put some really interesting stuff on my reel -- but anything shot under those conditions is inevitably compromised. How good can something be if it was written in a few hours, shot in a day, edited and mixed in a day? I think we put together some really good ones in the past, but I want something that isn't hobbled. Instead of cramming everything into one day, I want to spread it out to four days, and allow myself lots of time to finesse the direction. Have the time to properly post it.
If The Seventh Daughter manages to find a backer, I'm going to have to prove my directorial skills to insure that I'm permitted to wear that hat. And that's another reason I'm shooting this new project, tentatively titled Half.
It's in no way related to The Seventh Daughter. I want to show that I can do something more contemporary. It's as dark and twisted as anything in Psychopathia, but hopefully it has a more rich emotional texture. I'd better shut up before I jinx it.
In the next week or so I'll be sending out a couple of announcements. I'm presenting a collection of short films (nothing of my own) at the 2/10 meeting of The Woman's Angle, and introducing a screening of Psychopathia at a 2/12 Dailies meeting. Details to follow.