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Friday, 4 June 2010

Your Projects - What Are You Working On?

I'd love to know more about your projects, whether you're producing a feature, trying to land a gig as a costume designer, writing a short film, trying to lose weight--- whatever it is, it'd be great to hear from all of you!

So;

1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on? (keep this very short)


2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world? (Feel free to ramble at length)


3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?


4. When will this project be completed? (Must set a date!)



Can't wait to hear from you all!

Care to share?

19 comments:

  1. 1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on? (keep this very short)

    I'm working on a big postal project, making a chess board, a photo prop project, redesigning my website, and 7 other projects!


    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world? (Feel free to ramble at length)

    They honestly all vary in impact, but the postal one is supposed to be about doing good deeds. :) I have a few other projects which have to do with doing good things! The rest are pretty much just my silly ideas.



    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?

    Not enough time, or money, or experience. But I always do the ideas I think of, even if they never turn out the greatest.

    4. When will this project be completed? (Must set a date!)

    The first one will initiate within 2 weeks I hope! The rest depend on my free time and my laziness.

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  2. 1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on?

    I have several scripts in various stages of disrepair.

    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world?

    Mainly because they are stories that I would love to see, even if I hadn't written them. Some of the characters simply need to be brought to life and introduced to everyone just waiting to love/hate/be indifferent to them.

    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?

    My own laziness and procrastination. Getting an agent. Actually getting anything finished. Selling a script. The vast multitude of problems which keep so many scripts from the screen even after a deal has been made.

    4. When will this project be completed?

    Most likely never. Maybe later than that.

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  3. I just completed a semi-rough cut of my short film "Empty," which I posted on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TvKhCtdSnQ

    I was working on a pretty strict deadline, so I had very little time to shoot the film and something in the converting process seemed to throw off the audio and visual quality. This is the first short film I have written and directed, so I am taking it as much as a learning process as anything else.

    I plan to try and write a few more scripts over the summer for short films that I could eventually direct. Most of these ideas are in their early stages right now, but I will try and post any updates as they get closer to completion.

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  4. 1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on? A book, actually several due to a short attention span. And I'd like to make a script.


    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world? Well it's kinda how I want to spend the rest of my life and all, as to the world, well...um...next question.

    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing? A lack of discipline and crushing self-doubt


    4. When will this project be completed? >.< at least one of them by the end of the year or I will remove all movie-watching privileges

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  5. Writing a book a I never imagined will sprout out of me. And to keep having no idea as to how it's going to develop as I write.
    To be finished by the end of this year.
    The challenge will be to keep believing in myself while in the process. To keep at it.
    The world does not need this story, I do.
    If I follow it through it will be beautiful.
    "The Love Breathers" - a story about a creature motivated by love as a means to breath.
    Taking baby steps.

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  6. 1) I am writer/director (and by default, producer) of a feature film in development called "The Machine Who Loved."

    2) I have been "channeling" this project into existence for two years now, and it will be my first full-out professional film - with a real budget, name actors, professional crew, etc. While I think it's a little egotistical to say the world needs MY film, I do think the world benefits from creative, thought provoking & entertaining art films that explore the diversity of human perspectives and experience -- films like "Hunger," "Let the Right One In," "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu," "After the Wedding," "Wendy and Lucy," etc. That's the kind of film I want to make! And I think my film will even have the potential for a bit of commercial crossover appeal, as the subject matter involves Artificial Intelligence.

    3) My only obstacle is financing. While my award-winning script has been compelling enough to attract an assortment of creative types, including actors, it seems like people are primarily interested in funding low budget horror films, not low budget art films.

    4) Even though we don't have a penny in the bank at the moment, our goal is to shoot the film this September. And then my ultimate goal would be to premiere it in competition at Cannes 2011... well, if you're gonna make an art film you might as well set out to make something good enough to compete on an international level. ;-)

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  7. Silly person, I have no ambition!

    The very idea...

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  8. I put my answer on my blog...

    http://adaddinsane.blogspot.com/2010/06/kid-in-front-row.html

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  9. 1. I am working on writing a 30 minute short film based on "The Game" mind game phenomenon And I hope to film it later this summer.

    2. Because it's a film full of things that have happened in my life, and the moral outcome of the movie is one I feel people need to realize and wake up before they find themselves in the same situation: brainwashed by trends and peers.

    3. I have a few scenes with LOTS of extras needed, and I know getting that many people could be a bit of a challenge. I also don;t have the amount of crew members I would like for efficiency.

    4. Filming end of July, complete movie by October 10th.

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  10. Cool post!
    I've actually just finished a short film, uploaded it to youtube yesterday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhsMz9smuxc

    Lemme know what you think?
    If you want to know any details email me james.george.wall@gmail.com
    Thanks.
    ps Dawson Creek ruined my life too.

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  11. here from Sherri's....
    1. A writing project
    2. It keeps asking to be written
    3. Time, putzing around with other things (blogging)
    4 July....10?

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  12. 1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on?

    I have had a film idea kicking around for about a year but I've finally started writing the actual words.

    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world?

    I think it could be a great script but it's important to me mostly because I'd be so thrilled to actually finish something.

    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?

    All kinds, work, procrastination and the biggest one, self confidence in my writing.

    4. When will this project be completed?

    I wish I knew!

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  13. Ileana D. Vasquez/writer/director/producer -
    I am presently working on writing two shorts to feature versions and searching for funding the three projects, 1 short and 2 features. I have created a clip and website for one of the projects a romantic comedy, www.blvdstgermaindespres.com which is anticipated to be shot in Paris, France and is fiscally sponsored by IFP/Seattle. My passion though are fantasy-dramas, sci-fi and thrillers.

    2. It will serve as a calling card for my career as a female writer/director and portray my directorial style and voice as a screenwriter. It is based on autobiographical and fictional material. It also brings to light the Shy Bladder Syndrome which affects 7% of the population - some celebrities suffer from it.

    3. I am facing quite a few financial obstacles. Although I have much support and interest from the community in Seattle and Paris, I have not yet raised the full budget after seven months - after 4 fundraisers.
    I believe the fact that I am a first time director and a woman is making it much more difficult to fund - in addition to the economy.

    4. It was anticipated to be completed by end of May 2010, but now it has been pushed to the fall.

    If you have any suggestions further fund raising suggestions, please contact me at contact@blvdstgermaindespres.com / my website,
    www.ileanadvasquez.com.

    Thank You!

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  14. Everyone - thank you so much for sharing your projects with me. I've been a bit busy, but in the next few days I am going to read over these some more and write a new blog about all the projects, and maybe contact a few of you personally if I feel I can help in one day.

    You are all amazing and inspiring - keep up the great work!

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  15. 1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on? (keep this very short)

    An online comic book company, a video game company, 3 feature spec screenplays, 1 tv spec script, 1 graphic novel, 2 comic books, 4 comic book scripts. I think thats it.

    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world? (Feel free to ramble at length)

    I'm not sure how important to the world it is. If I can give a chubby little kid, like I was, a place to escape to and be happy for a little while, then I'll be totally stoked. But mostly, I'm doing it for me, I have to do this. Outside of being a good father, I need to do this to stay sane and moving forward.

    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?

    Money is always going to be an obstacle, for me or anyone else. But my BIG HAIRY, TWO-FISTED obstacle, is time. There are not enough hours in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month, months in the year, to do all that I WANT to do. But you do what you have to, turn flax into gold, and trudge along, valiantly.

    4. When will this project be completed? (Must set a date!)

    MUST set a date? Tomorrow! Everything in my pipeline with be completed tomorrow. Now that I'm no longer dreaming, my deadline for 100% project completion, is 06/07/2011. Now it is written, so it will be done!

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  16. I've no idea why my comment posted 35,000 times. I apologize for that.

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  17. ...what for?

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  18. 1. What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on? (keep this very short)

    Currently providing publicity/marketing consultation (focused on U.S. market) for "Development," a film being made in Wellington, New Zealand by a core crew and key cast of women. Goal: help to increase films made by women in New Zealand (which is currently about 16%).


    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world? (Feel free to ramble at length)

    I love the topic of the film about a group of women filmmakers trying to make films and working with those around them to get it done. I love the larger goal of the film to help bring about gender parity in the NZ film industry (though I'm American, I appreciate Kiwi film and have an affinity for the country!)

    Just like what the Guerrilla Girls do, this film by writer Marian Evans & her amazing team, is needed for the simple reason that there is a major systemic problem and institutionalized sexism (dare I say?!) or at least consistent underestimation of women which prevents funding of women's films and helps to inhibit women from seeking to enter the industry or go after the big prize (financing & distro!) It's esp. important I think for New Zealand since it was the first country in which women achieved universal suffrage. How ironic that less that a quarter of its films each year are made by women! I want to help change that in my small way.


    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?

    For me as an American trying to focus on an American market for the film and building an American following for it, the cultural differences between the States & New Zealand in terms of marketing/advertising/publicity pose somewhat of a problem. The size of our countries (300+ million in U.S. vs. ~4 million in NZ) is more of an issue than someone might typically think. Kiwis promote projects and causes differently than Americans do; degrees of separation are large in the States, very small in NZ. It's a matter of me working with the filmmakers and doing my own research to understand differences in language and presentation between the cultures and how I can best tweak it for a U.S. market.

    As for other problems we are facing, I know there are always things that come up daily or hang on as monkeys on the filmmakers' backs. Because I'm not on-site in Wellington, I can't speak specifically to other issues. I do know, though, that "Development" is employing a different financing scheme than most feature films made in New Zealand which are often funded by federal programs.

    4. When will this project be completed? (Must set a date!)

    We are planning for a 2011 release!!!

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  19. . What project are you currently working on or thinking of working on? (keep this very short)

    We are in the middle of post-production of our first full length feature, "Getting Caught".

    2. Why is it important to you and why is it needed in the world? (Feel free to ramble at length.

    It's important for us because after working on other people's projects, we're a media production outfit (JJCMedia.net), we wanted to do our own film. Not listening to the naysayers with excuses for not doing it, "it's costly" etc. etc., we were very passionate about it and decided to step out on faith and through the blessings of Creator we got it done underbugdet and on schedule. It shows our growth as a company, our potential, our determination, and our tenacity in the face of adversity. This project contains a lot of lessons for us, making us sharper with the next film or any project we're working on of this magnitude.


    3. What obstacles are you facing or anticipating facing?

    Thank God the obstacles during filming were slight, we had a great production staff and a wonderful cast and that made any obstacle easier to deal with. Right now, the issue is getting distribution.


    4. When will this project be completed? (Must set a date!)

    Our scheduled release date is September 2010.

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