If you've listened to my latest podcast then you'll know that I'm now in Italy for a while, visiting my wife's family and seeing how we can help my father-in-law, who is not too well.
(if you want to see photos from our trip, feel free to check out our family Instagram channel @EducationByTravel)
Before we left, my focus was on getting all twelve latest versions of my songs, from my album A Blind Eye To Love, up for you to listen to.
Happily, I managed it, so now they can sit there until I'm back and able to work on the next versions of them (particularly focusing on recording the vocals) sometime in November.
But just because I'm away, doesn't mean I won't be working! I have two main projects planned;
- My first screenplay
- My 2019 Wall Calendar
I'll be talking about the wall calendar in another future post, but, for this past week, I've been working on my screenplay, which is a comedy.
Principally, I've been working on the prep for it; I've now got my title, logline, structure and outline and scenes/beats, all laid out ready for the actual writing.
It's the first time I've done this, so I'm going on faith, but apparently by doing it this way I've already done most of the hard work of structure/plot/story creation and ironing out the kinks.
Apparently, the actual writing is now going to be easier...we will see!
In the meantime, I wanted to share the title and the logline. Apparently, these two things are the crux of "pitching" your movie; unless people (and movie executives) are initially enthused by these, you don't have a movie (because no-one will go on to read the screenplay):
ONE NIGHT IN SOHO
Friday team-bonding drinks turns into the night from hell for five bickering colleagues when their bender spirals out of control, causing the obnoxious new boy to be taken hostage by desperate drug dealers who give them until midday to pay up.
I've sent it to only one person (Mike Cheda, ex. development exec. at HBO and Walt Disney Studios) and he said:
Your idea could be fun. The final execution of the script will be key. Something like this has to be knee slapping hilarious.
I'm very happy with the positive response to the pitch, but I'd like to know; what do you think?
- If you read that blurb in cinema listings guide, does it sound like something you'd like to watch?
- What type of movie comes to mind when you read that?
- What sort of scenes, characters and events can you imagine?
I'd really love to know, so please let me know in the comments below; any and all feedback will be greatly appreciated!