Well, the humble idea for a short film I conceived roughly five months ago has not only suddenly found itself a use, but also a future.
Along with longtime friend John S., the paranoid, twisted story of Ned has a very good chance of not only making it to the camera, but also the screen.
John and I came up with this idea, (along with some inspiration-aiding idea bouncing from Cuylar C.), and all it took was one evening of a sit down writing session to conceive the five minute film debut of Michael Spehar, (not counting the gem of the film industry, Island Man).
The script is complete barring a final discussion with my writing partner, and the always talented Michael D. will be assisting us with the cinematography, editing, and production roles. And yes, he's getting paid for it.
All that remains is to hammer out a filming schedule and con a few would-be actors to sacrifice an afternoon of their time for a minute of screen time. Shouldn't be hard...I hope.
As a side note, I just finished composing a few background songs after plunking around on my piano for an hour. We'll have to see what happens with my little six-bar tunes once Jeff E. and a little computer composition get underway. In short, this short film, (born of a lack of conversation around a Grainfields breakfast table,) is set to take off. Hopefully we don't crash and burn immediately after take off. Update in two days.
Film due in nine days as of tomorrow. Seven scenes, four locations, seven actors/actresses, and one camera. Let the fun begin.