Short film in the process.... again..  


August 29, 2009.

Working on a short script that hopefully will be up and running in the coming months.  The script is an all male cast with the exception of bystanders.  But, the style of the story takes me back in my theatre days.  Where the rules do not apply and just have a good time writing a short script.  My recent writings, there were times that I didn't have fun.  Always making sure, that it made some reasonable sense or the genre would not be up to par with me.  Over thinking a scene of what would lie ahead for the coming scenes.   I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy my previous works.  But, the thinking process took a toll on me.  When I was in theatre, my imagination was more out of control, and making the actors do more outrageous things.  Not, realizing that I had boundaries that I couldn't cross.  And, I did cross them, seeing how far I can push those boundaries, which was fun to me.  I had actors that were willing to go with me to the madness of my imagination.  With that, I got into this writing business, with early success, because I had fun!   
As for this short script or film, laughter filled the room because of the scenarios I would think of.  Now that's when you're having fun writing something.  The pictures of the females has nothing to do with my upcoming short film.  But, I'm thinking about doing another affordable feature film.  But, a big but, financing will of course will play a huge role if that happens or not.  I have a 16mm camera just sitting in my house waiting for something to come up and a chance to use it.  The outfits of the females, well, let's just say these are all a small glimpse of the character make up of future projects...  

hair or not to hair  


August 15, 2009.

Hair is one of the most important characteristics into making a character in my scripts.  A certain look with a hairstyle is just an ensemble of things going into making a film.  A lot of questions go into asking what the character is about.  Why is her hairstyle this way?  Is she copying someone, does she only look good with short hair?  Is she escaping from something?  ect..  Knowing now how a future character will act, or live, feels good.. this hairstyle is just an inspiration.  Some may think is just a normal hairstyle, but NO!  The way her hair hides her face.. For some reason I really like that.. Something to think for any upcoming projects that I want to do..Still being anchored down with a previous project, which is still a key to open the door to a better life and start doing the stories that I want to tell, want to shoot, want to direct.. It's a matter of time.  It also seems like things in my environment are getting tougher to deal with.   Also, to write the things you want to write or trying to get something on paper or computer.  A question; do you have a healthy mental state at this moment?  Stress is also an enemy of writing.... just another day or night... bad writing is just a start...

Short film in the process..  


Aug 13, 2009.

Sitting back and doing my daily routine on the internet, i'll let you use your imagination for that... I found this photo of a girl posing her fashion style or "thing."  Everything about her outfit gives me a result of wanting to do something quick.  I can hear talk a certain way, her persona is made up already in my mind.  Her hair style brings out a mysterious element and her clothes are beyond a statement in my mind.. Just another inspiration of a main character that I want to make in a short film or feature film. 

A little bit from the past.  


August 02, 2009. 

Last night was a little bit of time to reflect where it all started.  Nine years ago, (it's been that long) I attended a community college where I took an interest in writing and directing.   The first class that I took was theatre appreciation.  From there on, I really appreciated the art of storytelling, the affect it had on audience.  The tone or powerful message a play or story would have on anyone that would enjoy  it.  

Again about last night, I took in an evening watching a play called "Anna in the Tropics" by Nilo Cruz.  It was directed by a buddy of mines Eddie Ruiz, where again I meet in community college and acted in one my early plays about abortion.  Which, was very funny at the time and may be still funny to some people with a certain type of humor.   The play went smoothly, and was impressed by another friend of mines; Sergio Villareal jr., which again I meet in community college and also acted in a play of mines that gave me the confidence that I can write material that people would appreciate.   Sergio played a character "Cheche", which was my favorite of the play.  It's not because he's my friend and all, but his performance was really good.  Something about him, with the right character, he can give out a great performance.   I would like to work with Eddie and Sergio soon.   I know we can make it work.. 
After that, Old Town Pasadena,  attended a quick bar stop called the "Old Pub."  I saw a couple of music bands perform.. I kinda forgot their names, but I did have a good time listening to them.   I really enjoy the night..Now... getting back to work... somewhat..   

The Limits of Control  


August 1, 2009.  

Last Thursday, I went to the New Beverly Cinema to watch a new film by Jim Jarmusch; The Limits of Control.  The pace and style of the film were right up my alley, which is slow. The pace was so slow to the point where the viewer could actually feel what the main character was going through. I'm in no way going to break this film down by points. But, i will say that I could understand why this film did not have a wide release. The truth, I don't really recall this film ever opening in Los Angeles. Because of the pace and style of the film, regular film audience would not have the patience and open minded enough to give this film a chance.. This leads to my film, Betty I am. During the film, I starting thinking about pace or tempo.. I figured out some edits that would make my film a little more pace friendly to the audience. Plus, the story of my film will be much more refine. And, hopefully by the end of the year my film will be presented somewhere.. Still working on that, every single day.