I’m using my *almost* daily schlep to Ealing as time to either re-read Writing books (chewing my way through the Save the Cat series again) or actually write and plot plan. Once you get over the daily commuters looking over your shoulder it’s actually quite fun and heck of a lot more productive use of the near 4 hour round trip than sitting listening to my Ipod.
But the best bit of 2013 so far has been the news that Cancer Hair, the short I’m planning to make this year, has been shortlisted for the Eastern Edge Film Fund. Huzzah.
Cancer Hair is a 10 minute short about an ambitious short film project about a self-conscious woman in remission from cancer who goes on a date with a likely-lad who wants a one night stand.
I’m absolutely thrilled about this. It gives me, and producer Andy Carslaw, the opportunity to develop the project with more experienced filmmakers, re-jig the budget and really get the ball rolling on it.
Our plan is to forge ahead with the project anyway, but being aligned to the Eastern Edge Film Fund would give it a kudos that we had only hoped for.
Fingers crossed! I’ll let you know how it goes – and how/what the training is all about.