Scheming ideas for movies that aren’t happening for a while. Hans Zimmer always seems to be useful. Him and Philip Glass. And Angelo Badalamenti. They’re magical creatures. Philip Glass is one of my nine spirit animals. But, digressions abound. Take a listen to this. It’s beautiful, in a really dark kind of way. This singular piece of music is what’s powering the development of a whole bunch of short films. You can stop listening when the really loud music starts around 3:37; that’s not swooningly beautiful and sort of comparatively ugly. I’ve just put those first three-and-a-half minutes on repeat. #hypnotic.
Finished the first draft of Threnody. For a first draft, it’s come together surprisingly well. So much emotion put in, it’s difficult to actually read it. It was essentially written four lines at a time, at which point I started to tear up and stopped writing and listened to indie music and took of the rest of the day off from writing. This is how it can take a month and a half to write a 19-page script which could have, in all honesty, been written in under a week.
One more script to go in the summer shorts program. Then some collaborative scheming with other writers from across the country, heavy or not-so-heavy revisions, and then off to funding and auditions we go. How thrilling.
It’s never too early to start dreaming up a shorts program for after this summer’s shorts program. And, lordy, this starts soon. I’ve (foolishly?) slated production to begin November 2013. But shorts won’t be produced one after the other like this summer. More spread out, one every three-or-so months. Still. Kicking around ideas. Right now, a gracefully-shot Dark Knight-esque film on dream theory (a predecessor of my planned debut feature of “Nightfall Dawning”), something reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode, and a translation of a machinima film into live action are all being seriously considered. One title that I’ve really latched on to is obiectum somnia, which is Latin for “object of dreams.” I don’t know, we’ll see where this takes us. Maybe I’ll be completely burned out after a summer of making movies. Let’s hope not. Let’s hope that I’m so empowered after a summer of indie filmmaking that I just want to do it forever. And that’s probably what’s going to happen.