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.
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 😛
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.