Frenzy update

I promised updates on my screenwriting progress during April’s Script Frenzy frenzy.

I’ve slept an average of 4 hours a night since this began. My head hurts. I’m out of coffee. I’m almost out of dark chocolate covered espresso beans. I forgot to shower yesterday. But as of this morning I’ve got 27/100 pages written (it’ll probably be closer to 120 pages, or a two hour screenplay, when all is said and done). And I think I’ve finally got a handle on how to adapt my bohemoth novel into a two-hour movie.

Auditions soon for the following roles:

Corey (aha! A composite character not in the novel.)
Other assorted characters
Person who owns 2 cameras, lighting/sound equipment
Lighting dudes
Sound dudes
Craft Services
Person with lots and lots and lots and lots of disposable income
Other assorted behind the scenes people

Budget: $0

Tempting, no?

12 thoughts on “Frenzy update

  1. Don’t forget the prop guy! And a sound track composer.

    But when it comes to budget…why not do a “will work for food” or “will work for coffee?” I know I’d do that. ;o)

  2. I soooo want to be Rachel. I could do it well, I swear! I usually get casted as younger characters. I can send you over my acting portfolio and headshots, if needed. 🙂

  3. Make it those disgustingly fatty cappuccinos* that come from that machine, and you’ve got yourself a deal!

    (actually, I enjoy half cappuccino/half cocoa.)

  4. Inexpensive is a good way to go! (Sometimes it’s better than the high priced stuff.)

    Whenever I do acting, I always get the role of the “bad guy.” (I guess it’s because most of what I wear is black…)

  5. I can be an extra! Or the evil mother! (Where’s the evil mother?) I’m too old for anyone else.

  6. I can be craft services! What does that mean anyway? I am quite crafty.

    Congrats on doing so well with your script. I’m feeling inspired.

  7. According to Wikipedia:

    In film, television or video production, crafts service or crafty refers to the department that is available to service the other departments, or “crafts” (camera, sound, electricians, grips, props, art director, set decorator, hair and makeup, background). In addition to policing the set they set down layout boards and protect the set area as well as provide buffet style snacks and drinks.

    There is a difference between crafts service and catering. Catering handles the regular hot sit down meals that occur every six hours and usually last between thirty minutes and an hour.

    I guess this means I still have to find a caterer. Fortunately, there are lots of McDonalds in Maine. 😉

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