So the other day, I was trying to blog and then lost my post… I am back to continue that post. I had a good test run of a scene from a short film I am planning on shooting this winter. It is tentatively titled “Busted on Brigham Lane”. It is a somewhat autobiographical piece about how two girls deal with their father’s alcoholism. The sisters’ relationship is tried when the younger sister plans to kidnap the father to do an intervention. All hell breaks loose when the plan is underway. The scene is below. As my YEYE aka Mother would say: Love and Light, Love and Light, Love and Light to all!
PS: If you can’t see the video just click on this link BUSTED EXERCISE.
A screenplay’s worth has to be measured less by its language than by its architecture and how that dramatizes the theme. A screenplay, we directors soon enough learn, is not a piece of writing as much as it is a construction. We learn to feel for the skeleton under the skin of words. – Elia Kazan
I am learning more and more about my craft everyday and sometimes the revelations come when I realize that much of what we feel is simple, not deep, but merely caused by a simple structure of events or ingredients… such is the structure of screenwriting and the emotional map that is connected with many characters and stories. Today I am working on being simple. Story is simple. Life is complicated. – Libah