Monday, August 17, 2015

The Trick that Time Played

OK, quick catch up blog post, it just gone midnight, so expect typos... I'll fix it tomorrow if I find the time. Time, there's a funny word. Time is playing tricks on me lately. In particular a very good disappearing trick. Each time I think I have some, poof! It's gone!

Right now work is hectic. We're in full production and I'm pulling in 12 to 14 hour days. On top of that I decided to try to produce 2 films. I Am Ireland and One Day in December. Both of which require a great deal of time. It's also school time, and both my kids are starting school tomorrow (for the first time) My daughter in Kindergarten, and son in Day Care. It's a big day all round.

So life is in over-drive right now, it's mad, I'm not really sure how I'm going to get it all done, except that I know I have to. Don't have a choice. And hopefully it will all have been worth it in the end.

One Day is going really well. I've been flooded with Reels and auditions I'm delighted to say. Try to get through them all, well over 100, and starting to get back to people. Note: If you sent your stuff in and I haven't got back to you yet, have patience, I will (read above for reasons on delay!). I Am Ireland... less so.

On the left are two posts I put on Film Network Ireland, you can see the reaction to One Day, and then the reaction to I Am Ireland. I don't know if people just don't like the idea, or what it is. I don't think that the case, in fact, dozens of people have told me what a great idea they think it is and that they'd love to be involved. It just has translated to actual involvement unfortunately.

The deadline is in 2 weeks and I haven't had any submissions. So I'm going to extend the deadline until the end of September. I think I have so much going on I can't really give it the push it needs. So I'll give myself and anyone who's interested a bit more time. Hopefully it helps. I think if it doesn't it might be time to put it to rest for good this time. This is my third attempt in the last 3 or 4 years to get this idea off the ground, and it's never quite caught fire. It almost did this time. But not sure what happened.

In the meantime I have a lot of trucking to do. One Day is steaming ahead and I'm putting as much energy I have after a 14 hour day into that. I'm very much looking forward to shooting it.

Once the cast is assembled I will begin raising the money I need to shoot it. That should be at the end of September. I will run that through October and hope to be back in Ireland shooting at the end of December this year, if everything goes according to plan... which of course it always does ;)

OK, so that's me, I'm zonked, time for bed. I'll fix typos tomorrow. Gotta sleep, get up, take the kids to school, work a day, an evening and a night and then come home and look at showreels tills midnight!!! Living the dream baby, living the dream!!!

Sure I wouldn't have it any other way.

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