I've gone back and forth.
Back and forth between word press and this here blogger blog. I feel at home here. I've been here since 2006, blogging just before I moved out to LA. I left for a while, trying to think of a better way and a better place to blog, but I just can't find it.
I've been unemployed for a few months now and I'm enjoying the time to figure out where I am, why I even moved out to LA and how to actually get to that place where I'm writing and directing - for cash. It's really tough. I've been lucky in my festival plays. Sundance, AFI, LA Film Fest, London & SXSW... twice. The first time, I won.
Next year, I hope to direct my first feature length story, although it may be in the experimental vein but it's all I got right now.
I'm also in the process of completing three scripts. A horror film, a drama and a road trip.
I spend a lot of time planning out the films I want to do. I've got 2 years to release my first film, so I'm alright for now but the schedule is not easy. I don't believe I'll be one of those filmmakers who only releases films every 3 or 4 years.
I've been spending so much time (since 8th grade or so) hoping for the moment and the opportunity to direct, that I'm ready to start pounding them out. I have a specific amount of films I want to do before I stop. I have a very particular image I want to end on. I'd like my films to exist as a cohesive unit. Not necessarily in their style or genre - but in theme. I'd want someone to be able to take a course in my work and find all the secrets and easter eggs. I liked when Stephen King would make nods to his other books by mentioning other cities and events almost as if they were news stories.
He has created a universe and I hope to do the same.
I find myself fascinated by numerology. And so, I have planned on releasing films in a certain order and on certain years.
It's a fun way to pass the time as slowly but surely, something appears.