Jul 26, 2006

I've been putting it off way too long.

The other day Matt, author of The Inexcusable, dropped off some storyboards for my long delayed film project 'Cheat'. When I first saw them I was stunned as I mostly have been putting this on the back burner.

'Cheat' is based on J. D. Salinger's 'Pretty Mouth and Green Eyes', which I first read back in high school. I've had the idea of making a short film based on it for years when I finally wrote the script months ago. A dark story to be sure, but one I really want to see on screen.

I hope to have the shooting completed within the next couple of months. The casting seems to be a lock and the locations are simple. I do hope all will go well. The editing will be a chore, but I'm confident the results will be adequate.

This being my third film I hope I did learn something from the previous two which weren't what one would call cinematic masterpieces. The trials of filmmaking are huge, but the end result has always been worth the effort.

"While working on this movie on paranoia, I started to realize that the filmmaking process is a paranoid experience-in filmmaking, every scene should relate to your main character, to your theme. Paranoid schizophrenics think the entire world relates to them." - Darren Aronofsky


Mattbear said...

I hope you liked my ideas on the shots. And I hope we do this soon!

GeekManGreg said...

Oh man, how I envy you who have time to make movies! I keep telling myself that I'll start writing again; maybe after I graduate. But who am I kidding? I'm gonna be a teacher and you of all people know how much free time they get! :)