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?


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

12 responses to “Frenzy update

  • Joe Glasgow

    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)

  • Jen O

    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. πŸ™‚

  • R.J. Keller

    Great idea, Joe! I’ve got connections for some inexpensive, yet high quality, coffee. πŸ˜€

  • R.J. Keller

    SWEET, Jen!!!!

    If you’re willing to go super dark, the role is yours! (Free coffee’s okay for a salary, right?)

  • Jen O

    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.)

  • Joe Glasgow

    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…)

  • robinaltman

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

  • R.J. Keller

    Jen, you’ve got yourself a deal!!!

  • R.J. Keller

    Joe, talk about typecasting! You’re probably one of the nicest guys I’ve never met. πŸ˜‰

  • R.J. Keller

    Robin, you’re much too young to be the evil mother. I’ll think of something, though.

  • Lori

    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.

  • R.J. Keller

    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 β€œcrafts” (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. πŸ˜‰

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