Saturday, December 16, 2006

Some of the short filmmakers who recieved the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland film festival pictured with actor Jon Voight - Cristine Spindler, Anna Christopher, Me, Mr.Voight, Diego Quemada-Diez, Varda Hardy.

Friday, December 15, 2006

End of Year Report

(David Wolstencroft - creator of Spooks, writer of Shooting Dogs, Me, Ilkka Matilla - producer of Mother of Mine, Varda Harda - Director of Window)
It's been a while since I wrote here, but seeing as no one reads it anyway I guess it doesn't really matter a hell of a whole lot. I should try some promotion!
Meantime, let me update noone on Emily's Song. It's gooing well, a bit slow at the moment, but that's ok, a wjile back we stopped entering festivals because we were getting so delayed that we never thought we would finish it, but we did and now that patch of not entering has come back around and we're in a bit of a dry patch.
But that's ok, it's a much needed breather and we are sending it back out there. Meantime we're busy. more on that later.
It's been a good year, admitedly I thought I'd be somewhere else about now, in a place where I was finally making some capital at this. But as with anything worth doing and worth doing well, it always takes a lot longer then you first expect. But apart from that things have gone well. We got Emily's Song finished, we got into a few festivals, we won an award, we traveled across the world with the film, we got a distributor and now we have worldwide sales for the film sorted, we finished our first feature script, our TV show script and two short film scripts. I myself wrote a feature script and I am currently working on a second with a well known and very talented actor all ready interested.
So it's been great, really I can't and shouldn't complain. This year I think has been about building the foundations for, not only next year, but for the rest of my career. I've met a lot of great people, made friends in the industry and made a lot of useful contacts. I've all ready started talking about developing projects with a couple of them. I may also go back and re-develop a project with some comedians I did some work with a couple of years ago. We're talking about doing someting together in the new year, but more on that at a later date.
So I'm leaving this year with a sense of accomplishment. I may not have achieved what I thought I would but I can safely say I feel like I've done a lot more.