I have production equipment and edit facilities. People borrow my stuff all the time to make their short films (or feature film in one case). It’s high time I start doing the same.
I’m pitching myself as a first time writer for a feature film on a TeleFilm application. My ultimate goal is to direct the piece, but it’s a genre I have no experience directing.
I figure at best, it will be a couple of years before this project is ready for production. In the meantime I need to get my directing chops polished. So I’ve decided to pen a low budget TV series called ‘Highwaymen.’ It’s about a fictional professional football team called the Yellowhead Highwaymen.
I’ll structure it in such a way that it will be possible to capture great images for limited expense. There’s an ACTRA program I can take advantage of. No scene will have more than two characters. I’ll use available light as much as possible. I’ll block shoot multiple episodes at a time. I’ll write really great stories and rehearse them prior to shooting….
We’ll, that last part is the trick. Specifically, the first part of the last part. I spent the past two days trying to start. I’ve scribbled together a couple of pages, but between character bios, stories, and treatments, I’m a bit intimidated.
The journey of a thousand pages begins with a single pen stroke. Guess I’ll just keep plugging away.