Finished the 2nd draft of the script 4 weeks ago and delivered to Kate and NLFF! Certainly 2nd drafts are like turning yourself inside out. I spent five weeks on the 2nd draft - the first three weeks just thinking how to attack all the problems that Kate pointed out in our meeting on the 19th. My main problem is one character, Lynx, keeps over taking the plot, Ahhhh! he isn’t doing what I want him to and my main character, Leo, keeps getting sidelined. So I have had to drastically cut Lynx’s scenes without Leo… I am finding it hard as hell to kill my babies. But it’s gotta be done.
I am so glad to be writing the script. Got a long way to go. It is so refreshing to hear the characters talking. Even if it goes in the wrong direction and you have to re-write and re-write it is really invigorating to be out of the claustrophobia of treatment-land and outline-hell. Looking forward to the feedback on my last session with Kate.
There is a reading of a couple of scenes from my 2nd draft at the NORTHERN LIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL on the Saturday the 27th March if anyone is down in Newcastle and wants to see me being interviewed by Ian Fenton. It’s from 14:00pm - 16:00pm in the Tyneside Bar at the Tyneside Cinema, NEWCASTLE.
Be great to have access to actors reading my script at such an early stage. A tad frightening, but I am looking forward to it.
Enjoy the Festival.
Ta for reading.
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