After what seems like a year of hard work (actually it was around 2 1/2 months?!) I got the good news that my short film script Grimm Street has been selected for production this summer. The process, through the new talent scheme with the SFTN involved 3 full weekend workshops, 4 one on one sessions, a twenty minute pitch and a full script with schedule and budget as well as other whistles and bells like this amazing bit of artwork by Mitch Miller…
It was intense. A large part of my time was spent banging my mind against abstract ideas that refused to fall into place. There’s always a moment in early draft stage when you’ve got to think it out, and there’s nothing you can do to speed up the problem solving. That’s scary when you don’t have a lot of time to begin with. But that’s when feedback counts for everything, and the encouragement from my producer Jill kept me going.
Another stroke of luck was finding out about this Glasgow band If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now, who’s atmospheric lyrical music kept me in the right frame of mind for writing. We’ve been in touch with them, and it looks like they might be getting involved with the film!
I look forward to seeing the process continue and working with the director, Siri Rodnes. So far it works on paper, but how does it work on screen? It’ll be interesting finding out!