Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Out of the Blue
Howdy howdy, It's been too long since last I blogged, Having a sleepless night so I thought I'd blog away the empty minutes. It's been a hectic couple of weeks. Thomas and I have been writing our little handies off. We rewrote Puca (Concept art above. Not final design) and it's all the better for it, we believe. We've given it much more depth, and put the fun back in, for some reason it got lost along the way. It also has some wonderful abstract and sureal moments which we're really proud of, like windows floating in clear blue skies... you'll have to wait and see why they are! And we've added a new character, who we're delighted with, adds a whole new demension to the piece... she's actually picture up above too! And in case you hadn't guessed, that's Harvey in the middle looking somewhat morose.
So that was put in for funding with the Irish Film Board on their Short Cuts scheme this week. Hopefully they'll go for it, but you never can tell. Say prays to your gods, cross fingers, sacrifice virgins, what ever it is you do, it's all good, but send us the good juju!
Another short script we put in was something that came out of the blue, a short about a bike race called "Two Man Break". We wrote it in one sitting. It's a short piece, maybe 6/7 minutes and it's about a mind game that plays out between these two riders as they race along perilous roads. It's exciting and quite unlike anything we've done before, in that it's quite dark.
It's probably the more relivant of the two script, seeing as we want to make a feature based on Cycling! So if we get to make it it will be fantastic practice for the feature, as well as being and exciting six minutes of film!
We're sitting down later on today to start Thomas' Irish Language film, as yet untitled, it's a great idea, which I wont ive away hear, but it's basically a love story... with a twist!
We had a meeting with the filmboard yesterday and like too idiots we went to their Galway office for the meeting, when we were actually supposed to go to Dublin. So instead of having a nice lie-in and spending just an hour on the train, we had to get up at 6am and travel the whole way across the country!
It wasn't our fault, so I don't feel so bad, and they were very nice and apologetic when we got there! So what was the meeting about? I hear you cry!!! For a Blow up of Emily's Song, a transfer to 35mm film, which would be lovely... we'll find out in a couple of weeks what their decision is. But after making us travel all the across the bleedin country for nothin it better be a yes! The Blighters!
There's not much else going on, no new festivals of late, we're screening at Showcomotion at the end of the month, as well as in Korea, at the 9th Youth Film Fest there. It will be interesting to see how that goes down. Little Big Shots in Australia is coming up soo too. And there's a few more, but not until later in the year. We're still waiting to hear back from about 20 others.
Did I mention that we sold Emily's Song to RTE? I forget if I did on this channel! Well, just in case I didn't there it is, RTE. We have no date for the broadcast, but it wont be until much later in the year, if this year! We'll let everyone know when of course. But it's great news, we couldn't have hoped for better.
So I guess after this we have some time off. We tend not to write much together over the summer. But I think I'm going to take the time and go back over The Wolf of Nevermore, there are a lot of changes I've been eager to make and I think I've enough breathing space to go back to it with a clear idea of things.
Thomas and I are also talking about another project that's been on the cards for a while, top secret of course! But it's the best thing we've ever come up with and we think it's about time to breath some new life into it. The name of our production company and our logo are a huge hint as to what it is. But more on that project when the time comes. So stay tuned!
Bye for now.