Sunday, September 11, 2005

Set up and punch line

It's been too long since I posted here. I've been busy. I've bee shooting, Burning, blogging and writing - I finished one script and polished another and now I'm trying to get them out. One is an R-comedy and one is a horror film. Both are hot genres, so you'd think I'd have people lined up to read them.


Sorry - as much as I love it, I'm a little down on the film "business" at the moment.

Yet still, two friends and I have formed a project called Three Minute Films. It's a short film company with the idea to make anything as long as we can fit it into three minutes. It's an idea to promote ourselves, work toward something bigger, build our chops, make some friends and contacts. For me it's a discipline. I've never been drawn to the short film as a medium - meaning I've never really wanted to make one before. I do have some ideas and I love to watch really good shorts, I've just never felt I had that in me, so this project is a challenge. I have two ideas, one I like more than the other, both are comedy and both can be really funny, I think - if I can buckle down and write it. A friend told me that to think of a short film as if you're just telling a joke. And I think that makes a lot of sense. I just have sharpen my ideas to a set up and a punch line.