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.