Thursday, October 10, 2013

I'm 'Bout Dat (Filmmaking) Life

So, after taking some time to think about things, I realized my sudden resurgence of interest in filmmaking wasn't going anywhere.


But now, what was I going to do--and how was I going to balance my limited time?

Oh yeah. That...

Not only had my interest in filmmaking returned, but I was, strangely enough, jonesing to work on a feature screenplay. So now I had two new masters wanting my servitude. Great...

So now what? There's no way I could work on The Revenant, makes films and write a feature...

Or could I?

No, I couldn't.

The Revenant has been unofficially put on the back burner for right now, there for me to pull out and play with whenever the feeling strikes me. At first, the plan was to work on both the feature script and my new web series concept. And that lasted--for one week--until somehow, the web series took over. My "official" schedule calls for me to work on the web series throughout the week, switching off to the feature for the weekend. But with the weekend around the corner, the feature is nowhere near the front of my mind...

It's all about the web series. At least for now, anyway, until I finish writing the episodes (there will be eight in Season One; three have first drafts completed as of this writing) and building the infrastructure. After we get into production, I'm thinking I'll have more time to devote to the feature, but I'll see when the time comes. Then there's Revelation, my dramatic short, which I'm thinking we'll produce after the first season of the web series.

Plans are afoot. I'm feeling confident and having fun. With another birthday just passing (I'm 36) and my production company's ninth anniversary tomorrow, I'm focused now more than ever on creating content and putting it out for the world to see.

And living my dream.