So one of the things that I want to do more than anything. Have wanted to do more than anything for as long as I can remember (I can't remember before the age of 15/16 apparently) is to make a film!!!
I'm at a bit of a loss as to why I have never done this before. Budget or no budget I should have just got off my arse and done it! But I've always been too busy, lazy, preoccupied or something to get around to doing it.
That's where my good friend Sophia Mertins comes in. She is the catalyst and provides the much needed kick up the arse. She recently told me that we needed to make a film and followed it up by sending me the link for a funding application open to people living or working in Waltham Forest. Who knew living in Walthamstow might come in handy?
Unfortunately she sent it to me with only two - extremely busy - days left before the deadline. However one all nighter later and the application - complete with the first budget I have ever done. Thank you Hannah and Rachel for your help with that! - had been sent. And SCRABBLE was born! Or at least conceived.
Now of course I know that the chances of getting this funding are slim. Especially seeing as I didn't have a script to send - I didn't even have an idea until the day before the deadline - and so had to attach a step outline instead. However, I'm really excited and determined to get this film made! As well as several other ideas that I have. But one at a time. You do tend to get carried away Anthony. But with this funding or another pot of funding that we will have to apply for, we will get this film made!
So watch this space for updates about our short film 'Scrabble'.