I'm a bit behind on this year's A.S.L. (write a new script in the August downtime). Been a bit busy, which is great for August, but it's been with stuff that I've been finishing off rather than starting something new, which is what the A.S.L. is all about.
So, what's been keeping me busy? Well, my second episode of EastEnders got locked off so I went to see it being filmed last week: nice. Won't be on until Friday the 13th November, not long after The Campbell Man's next episode, so stay tuned!
The final stages of post-production on Origin, my short film, are coming together. Next few weeks are crucial. I hope to have the film ready for festivals, and such, by next month. I did the grade (digital intermediate) recently, which was very exciting. Basically, you sit in a viewing theatre and colour the images to the ideal mood and look. Very happy with how it's all shaping up. Thank you Trevor Brown and Ascent 142!
I've also been script editing two very promising scripts so it'll be interesting to see how they develop from here. And someone is interested in one of my ideas but we're going to try to build the project from the basic pitch upwards in order to get the right backing (financial and practical) for the script.
So, there are a number of things that I must focus on to see me out of August and into September. I even turned down a chance of work the other day. I know, that is insane! It just would have taken me away from things I need to sort out here. However, I haven't abandoned my A.S.L. Far from it. I've got the idea (it's bonkers but I'm going for it) and a rough idea of the plot, so I'm just going to write and see where it takes me. Should be fun.
Oh, and this year's Red Planet Prize will be sometime in the autumn, probably. As soon as I get any information, I'll let you know.
And finally, have you seen the trailer for Splendid, Dan Turner's new sketch show (written by Jason, Piers etc)? Why, it's right here: