The Old Screenplay

Six months ago, I turned one of my short screenplays into a short film. Before the production stage of The 12th of June, I secretly wished that Jade Lopez would agree to give life to the character of Eloisa, who is a virtual assistant who took a one week break from her hectic work at home (nah, she’s not a housemaid, but she works at home). We shot the 22 minute short film in 14 hours. The first part of the post-production somewhat made me feel hesitant to further continue with the whole film. Thanks to those who believed in the story of the film, I was able to complete the whole thing with flying colors.

The 12th of June Script and Storyboard

The 12th of June Script and Storyboard

It’s been my dilemma for the past few days on which concept to shoot first. I have a number of ideas that I would like to write a screenplay for and eventually transform it into a short film. With the deadline I set for myself, I have to consider a lot of things – Schedule of my cast and crew, location, storyboard, equipments (camera, boom mic etc) and of course, the budget. It’s nice to have a lot of ideas in your minds, but the most challenging part there is to choose on which comes first or what concept to prioritize. If only I am a boss of a film outfit with tons of moolah – i’d probably produce a lot of short and full-length films.

Just last week, I was able to finalize three out of my seven concepts. Though the main subject of these concepts are quite controversial or worth-making, I still have these inhibitions on pursuing it and on choosing which one to do first. Whatta dilemma for me as a producer.

While browsing through my old files, i saw this short script that i wrote sometime last year. The story revolves around two characters who had this thing in the past. Cliche? Not really. Of course, I will not reveal the full details here πŸ˜›

I remember how enthusiastic I was with the storyline. I just thought that it is a new concept that eventually, indie supporters would like. However, there are some factors that contributed for me to not pursue with the project. I knew though that one day, I’ll be using it.

Just a few hours ago, I was chatting with a blogger friend who is also interested in film making. I love the fact that I found a potential team mate in him. I sent a few copies of the script to my team (KB and T12thofJ) and they liked the simplicity of the storyline. Hmmm… maybe this is the right time for me to pursue with that screenplay.

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11 thoughts on “The Old Screenplay

  1. Lizz

    Haha, I recognize that storyboard! XD Nako, can’t wait for the next one. πŸ˜€ You always get better with each shortie you make, and just keep your eye on improving your craft with each one. πŸ˜€

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  2. Ruby

    Wow Myx naka-dalawa ka na pala? si Jade pa talaga bida mo ha πŸ˜€ Naalala ko dream mo dati na gawan sila ni Xtian ng romcom. May possibility pa ba?

    Gusto rin kitang makita na mag-act. Sexy-Comedy bagay sa’yo πŸ˜› Kelan ka uwi Dagupan?

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  3. Micamyx Post author

    @Chattee – Woot! Sana hehe sa DFAT πŸ˜€

    @Ethelbert – Thanks Atty. πŸ™‚ I’ll bring a copy of the film to Cebu next week. Let’s watch? πŸ™‚

    @Lizz – Weee thanks for patiently drawing every scene hehe πŸ˜€ You have a pending task now LOL πŸ˜›

    @Hannah – Yep, one at a time πŸ™‚

    I also realized that one of the reasons why I can’t seem to accomplish one for now is because of the fact that i get too excited about one subject and i end up getting excited with everything LOL. I guess our surfing movie will have to wait πŸ˜€

    @Bryan – Naku, masyadong mataas na level na yun haha πŸ˜›

    @Judd – Yeah! Pasisikatin kita. Wut T_T

    @Ruby – Haha wala na si Christian dito eh πŸ™ Tingin ko naman may possibility pa naman kung magbalikbayan sya πŸ˜€ Woot. Sige, gagawa ako ng sexy-comedy na ako bida haha πŸ˜› baka uwi ako next month pero balikan lang

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  4. benjo

    hi mica! i apologize for placing my comment on the wrong post. first off, i want to thank you for picking my entry in the abenson promo! yipee! just checking if there’s an update from Geiser-Maclang cuz I haven’t received an email yet. =) here’s my email: benjomacatangay@yahoo.com!

    More power to your blog! Thanks!!

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