I finished my script. I called it Socially. It’s about a girl that is on the verge of agoraphobia, but after much therapy is at a better place. She finally takes the plunge and hosts an event at her house, only to have no one show up. Thus, throwing her back into the old headspace, and finalizing the agoraphobia.
I was really worried about the feedback I was going to get. I mean, you don’t want to be told you have to basically start over or anything. I just got the notes on my script back, and I have to say I’m really pleased. Great advice, and I honestly felt like overall she viewed it as a solid start.
Now, on to the rewrite. You get over the stress of one thing, only to have it replaced with a new one. Such is life :D
Rob’s birthday was this past Sunday. The whole fam pitched in and we signed him (and me!) up for Kat Candler‘s Script to Screen class held at The Austin School of Film downtown. We started class this past Tuesday, and it was most excellent. There were 18 people there I think, and quite a different bunch of people. That is actually one of the reasons I wanted to take it besides the film aspect — meeting new people.
This first week’s assignment is kinda stressing me out! I knew that we had to write a script the first week, but I just thought it would just be like POP! or VOILA! in da head, and magically appear on the page or something. Hard as hell. I think I could probably write a full feature easier than a 5-minute short. It’s intense. I think I finally figured out something to write about last night. I whipped up 2 pages in about an hour too. So, I’m finally beginning to feel some hope. I’m not really caring if I make this or not. I really just want to make a film, I don’t necessarily care if it’s mine. At least, not yet anyway.
At the end of class, on April 26th, we will be screening our films at Dobie. The thought makes me kinda nauseous.