Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Writing: an emotional outlet.

There was a time when I was first writing scripts - about ten years ago - when I had never made a film, and had this vague, blurry notion about where all these writings would end up.

Then came the many scripts I would write that never made it anywhere, because they weren't ready, or because I had no idea about how to go about even starting making a film. And then once I had it in my mind that I was going to make a film, I was driven towards turning the words into reality. Which is how BandWagons got coughed into existence. I had made a start.

So on days like this, when I'm inspired by a rainy day and a good movie - (500) Days Of Summer - and a pretty face and all my friendships with girls, it's pretty amazing that when I sit down in a coffee shop to scribble a few pages of notes, I know that one day they WILL actually be made into a film. This one in particular is slated to be directed by Mr. Tall Paul, who's Director of Photography on CrimeFighters and has flattered me by asking me to write a short for him to direct next year. So I want to do a good job on it.

It's about a boy who has a lot of female friends but no romance in his life, and yes, could just perhaps be semi-autobiographical. It's a pretty amazing feeling, even when frustrated or lonely or sad or happy - or all these things at the same time - to have an outlet for it all. Yay writing. And yay all the great girls I know.

4 comments:

Jonic said...

I could play the fuck out of that part.. I wonder if TP might be auditioning, or if he has anyone in mind already..

Miles said...

Not yet, I have to write it first! I do know we'll be casting the net quite wide for this one, but you can by all means audition sir.

Teresa Stenson said...

"If you liked (500) Days of Summer, you'll love this!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17KUOQOlt8E

(copy and paste it cos I don't know the magic that makes it a link)

Miles said...

That is so adorable, thanks! I liked it better than the movie, and I would give it 4 and a half cupcakes.