I am working on my feature length screenplay at the moment. I will see how much I can get it done tonight and tomorrow. Because, next week I will be busy again. So, I will need to get as much done as possible since I don’t have much time to complete it. I want to finish my feature length screenplay first before I start filming my short sci-fi film Final Day since I will be busy promoting the film, send it to film festivals, and so on, then I won’t have time to write a feature length screenplay. Not after some time. So, it’s best that I get it out of the way now. Then, I can start shooting my feature film right after I finish filming the short film since I already have the script ready to shoot.
I’m so excited with my feature length screenplay. I have a feeling, it’ll be good. I can reveal a little bit that it’s not on IMDb, yet. It’s not The Existence movie either that I have already listed on IMDb. It’s a completely different genre. But, it’s still based on a true story. I can’t tell that much for now. I want the plot to be totally unknown to anyone. I have written its outline already. Tonight, I will go through the outline and write the treatment for it, to see if it sounds interesting. If I read the treatment and it doesn’t entertain me then I’ll have to rewrite until it does. If I don’t find it riveting myself I can’t write the whole screenplay. It has to really sing and dance. So, the treatment is a way to prove to myself that my concept works.
I was ready to shoot my short film because I’ve already written the script for it. But since I want to finish my feature length screenplay first then I have to wait to film it. When I have a finished feature length screenplay in my hand I can start the filming process – both for the short and feature films. Then I don’t have to worry about anything, or that I still have the whole feature length screenplay to complete. I can just continue to shoot the feature film right after if I want to.
Well, now I will start working on my feature length screenplay straight away.
I deleted my previous blog because I thought I didn’t have time to blog. I just wanted to focus on writing my screenplays. But I couldn’t stop writing blog anyway. I love writing. And it’s my way of expressing myself. So, I just have to keep blogging. I hope, from now on I won’t be deleting it again. It took me time to build audiences. Now, I have to start all over again. But, it’s ok. I like writing. I enjoy writing. I mainly write for myself. I feel like coming home when I start blogging again. It’s a fantastic feeling when you continue to do something you’re truly passionate about. And blogging is one of my top interests or hobbies. So, there’s no other way but to continue to do what I love the most.
I watched Suburbicon film about a few days ago and loved it! At first, I wasn’t interested in seeing it. A movie set in 50s suburban America didn’t appeal to me that much. But after browsing and browsing through lots of movies, I couldn’t find a film that I really wanted to watch, so I just tried to watch Suburbicon instead. Also because I like the Coen Brothers movies such as No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski. So I thought, I should give this movie a try. Their movies always share the same themes: Money, greed, and consequences. And Suburbicon was no exception. But it added one more sub-theme or subplot which was racism.
And they managed to weave the whole thing together. So it made sense. The subplot, racism, helped add something more exciting and fresh to the main plot. A new view or perspective for a change which addressed a long-standing social issue “racism.” It also helped the movie move past act 2 without sagging, which many new writers have problem with it. Me too. So, it’s cleverly written. Although it wasn’t that great, compared to many other movies they have made. But, it’s a good film to be inspired for aspiring writers & filmmakers like me, looking for an easy film in terms of story’s structure to study and learn from. And how to avoid boring act 2. After I have studied many films and screenplays, I think, I am not afraid of act 2 anymore. I think, I can handle it now.