My entry for the Sci-Fi Short Story Competition is now complete. Wish me luck.
It is available here: http://www.circalit.com/michaelvank/projects/project_1330810783/
Please take the time to write me a review, as this forms part of the competition criteria, thanks.
Ms. ANNE B...don't look at the floor.
I'm right here.
Love the title for AN ORGY MAY ENSUE!
Met with another prodco for...THE DRIFTER! This one from Hong Kong...which was pretty cool. they totally got what I'm trying to do with these 90-95 min., mixed - genre, visually driven, indie feature movies which have enough mythology backstory to become a 3 picture trilogy franchise, and also are platforms for spinoff multi media based projects...such as video games, role playing card and board games, graphic novels, posters, etc., and simply anything for our on - line world. Even globally syndicated tv series for the in home HD markets. I'm not piushing any 3 d at this point because I think the tech just has to evolve to the point of the audience
"...not needing to wear glasses." Especially at home, where we all lose stuff and sit on it and break it all the time. Or the dog gets hold of it. Now it's back to finding the right locale for the TRAILER shoot. we were so close last week. Update soon...back to rewrites for a sci-fi horror and thriller. Maybe start finishing up the outline for a tv series pilot that's been gnawing at me to give it some freedom. Just to put something down on paper is sooooo freeing.
Yeah, it’s been wierd to say the least lately. My idea of living will actually be when this project gets off the ground and going forward. I actually lived the starving artist life for a awhile…putting everything into just writing and writing. So, that was 10 scripts before film school at UCLA; 5 scripts for the MFAS program and 8 more I did on the side during that 4 year stretch at UCLA. Plus my own student film I directed and crewing on numerous short films. It’s just that mindset…where you have to do the work. No matter what the results. And you become your biggest supporter but also. your toughest critic. And even now, in the growing web world…critics are everywhere. Long before you run into a producer and agent, etc. Everytime I check into the writing websites…more and more of the same writers are spending too much time there arguing…and not writing. It’s become who gives the best ops. I love the rough test shots we did last weekend. Rough stuff…but it shows me what — I don’t want. And that’s the most important thing at this point. We can pull of the 20 second teaser with 3 crew; 2 cast; 1 hallway in less than 4 hours. That means all my shots are boarded ahead and re edited before we even shoot. Now that i know what I can get i low level light and lots of shadows — which adds to the emotional cruz of the terrifying scene! It’s not Einstien folks! It’s work and re work and nuts and bolts logistics! It’s what filmmakers have been doing for over 60 years! It’s really simply — but it helps to be your own b.s. detector. You board the scene out..and put the boards on the wall…and look them over and re do them and rewrite the scene!!!
Teaser up once it’s done.
FINALLY!! Shot very rough footage of the 10 second teaser for THE DRIFTER. Lotta work ahead...but I'm finally on the right track 'cause I stuck to my vision and guns about how to do this. No one can stop me but me.