Monday, 18 January 2010

An Update

As it's been a couple of weeks since we last gave a progress update I thought I'd just write a brief account of what's been going on. Well, last night I sent a completed pass of the new draft to Tom and Christine. I'm not sure that the new draft is necessarily finished, but it's now at the stage where I felt that talking to the others would be beneficial before continuing. I'm feeling pretty good about it. It's tighter than the last draft and a few pages shorter, which I see as a big positive. That said, I think it stills needs a little more work before I'll consider it as the completed next draft. Hopefully I'll be able to meet with Tom and Christine soon so that we can discuss it further and then get it finished and ready to send out to prospective investors. In other news, we unfortunately found out that we weren't shortlisted for the iFeatures scheme. Obviously it's a real shame, but given the nature of what we're trying to do and the nature of what they were after, it always felt like a long shot. So we're staying positive despite the setback, and alternative plans are starting to take formation. More soon.
- Alex

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Playing to the Crowd

As we've always promised to try and make this blog interesting for other independent filmmakers embarking on their own projects, I thought I'd mention on here that I've just published an article that I wrote surveying the current landscape of production, distribution and promotion over on my personal blog. You can check it out directly here.
- Alex

Monday, 4 January 2010

ICA Lab Photos

Further to Tom's post on our ICA Lab, here are a few more photographs from the session, taken by Deva Palmier, who runs the Lab. I've started to think properly about the new draft today, going through the script and the notes that Tom, Christine and I made in response to the Lab, and the feedback has certainly proved invaluable to the development of the project. I'm pretty happy with how the plans for the new draft are going so far. Although, in a sense, the changes we're making are 'surface' changes, I think they're going to have a big impact on the script. There's certainly a lot of work ahead of me in the next couple of weeks as I dig down deep into the story and the characters and filter all the feedback into concrete script changes. Right now I'm still in the thinking and planning phase, but I'm hoping to start the actual writing soon - if all goes to plan, the new draft will be ready to show the others by the middle of the month. I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Deva and all the actors involved with our Lab for their contribution to the development of our project.
- Alex

Left to Right: Rebecca Eve reading 'Jay', Matt Prendergast reading 'Bobby' and Charlotte Workman reading the Scene Directions.

Left to Right: Matthew Thrift reading 'David', Rebecca Eve, Matt Prendergast and Charlotte Workman.

Left to Right: Life Just Is Executive Producer Christine Hartland, Writer/Director Alex Barrett and Producer Tom Stuart.

Left to Right: Shane Zaza reading 'Tom', Nicola Raby reading 'Claire', Matthew Thrift and Rebecca Eve.

Left to Right: Nicholas Banks reading 'Pete' and Shane Zaza.

Left to Right: Nicola Raby and Matthew Thrift.

Left to Right: Nicolas Banks, Shane Zaza and Nicola Raby.

Left to Right: Matt Prendergast and Charlotte Workman.

Left to Right: Christine Hartland and Alex Barrett.

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