November 26, 2007
Should I shouldn't I
I have been swithering over the last few months about whether or not to post more on getyourpeople.com (this site).
And today I thought that actually, I probably should post. It takes up a good bit of time, but surely even once a week is better than nothing and that would at least keep the whole thing ticking over.
So I have made myself a promise, I'll post once a week, regularly, Monday mornings, and see what comes of it.
This site is primarily dedicated to Hallam Foe and it shall remain that way. But to be honest, the main info about David Mackenzie's latest movie is about how we are doing on the festival circuit and the stories are of limited interest. I mean, who wants to read about people going to festivals, meeting other filmmakers and introducing the film that took you there? OK, well it might be interesting once or twice but it quickly becomes a collection of snaps of the same people in different hotels around the world and that wears thin PDQ. It's all retrospective info that you can find elsewhere on this site so I feel it's largely ground we have covered already and stuff has to be fresh for me to remain excited and that's only way I can write stuff that people might want to read.
I will however keep you abreast of some of that info and the odd photo here and there, perhaps some details about the wins and losses that we encounter and a tally of the airmiles or something, but I'd also like to broaden the blog a bit and start writing about the other things that are happening at Sigma Films.
The projects that I will concentrate on are the upcoming debut feature from Morag Mackinnon, Rounding Up Donkeys, all things well and good this will shoot in February and is the next in the Advance Party trilogy (the first was Red Road). This is a fantastic script written by the wonderful Colin Maclaren and is very different from Red Road despite sharing a few of the same characters. Watch this space...
The other thing I thought I'd write about is my first proper short, I Love Luci. I say 'my first proper short' because it is written by me, I have a hand in production and I am going to direct it. It's a kind of meeting of worlds somewhere between There's Something About Mary and Adam and Paul or the Farrelly Bros. meet Lenny Abrahamson. I suppose I'd define it as a romantic comedy that got burnt in the oven and doesn't taste quite as sweet as it should.
Current state of play is, I'm looking for funding. I'm also entered into a competition, but, my experience of competitions is that other people win them (even though this only the second comp I've entered in the film-making world). I figure there must be a lot of people who feel like this about competitions so I'm happy to share my sentiments. This will probably become a story about what you do with your script once you've lost the competition you wrote it for.
See you next Monday.
Posted by colin kennedy at November 26, 2007 10:11 AM
TrackBack URL for this entry:
That made my day...There are many of us I'm sure that are still interested in reading what ever it is that you would like to say!
Posted by: Ted at November 26, 2007 9:32 PM
Post a comment
Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)