Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Film progress continues, optimistic on prospects, marketing feedback sought

Ed Fletcher (left) takes an elevator selfie with writer/director Graham Streeter
and supporters of his 2014 psychological thriller Unpeaceable

Progress continues on Fletcher screenplay

Screenwriting takes patience. More patience than is required for most journalists. I’m now on what I’m calling version four for of my feature length screenplay "Pink." I’m humble enough to accept that major changes could lie ahead, but I’m feeling good enough about it that if George Clooney asked for a copy of it while we were in an elevator I’d hand it to him without reservations.
The screen writing panelists at the 2014 Sacramento International Film Festival
 included Lew Hunter and Richard Broadhurst. 

I’m actively looking for more feedback so if you want to read it holler. I’m not actively sending it to agents, producers or talent yet. That comes soon. I hope. I envision another month of feedback, including a table read before I begin exerting myself seeing if the script has a Hollywood ending.

That will including sending it to screenwriting contests and festivals (for a fee).

The good news though, after attending the Sacramento International Film Festival earlier this month, I’m convinced I could get the movie made locally as an indie film, should my dreams of a Hollywood paycheck not materialize.

The Sacramento International Film Festival doesn’t have the glitz, prestige, or attendance of more prominent film festivals. The upshot of that: meeting the filmmakers there to talk about their work was easy. You can just chat them up after the screening or in the bar afterwards.

True fact: Film festivals should be judged solely their after parties.  

Those bar conversations, gems learned from Q and A sessions and a better understanding of the cost of producing successful indies leads me to believe this can be done.

A little help from you, if you have two minutes. Please take a moment at help me pick a logline for my movie.

From Wikipedia: log line or logline is a brief summary of a television programfilm, or motion picture often providing both a synopsis of the program's plot, and an emotional "hook" to stimulate interest.

Update on Goldie film 

Team Golide was extremely excited about the film we put together for the Sac International's 48 hour challenge. The film received the "Audience Choice" award, but we knew we had more film than we were able to show within the 7-minute time limit. The film has been reedited and an original score is being composed.
Team Goldie at the Sacramento International Film Festival. Goldie won
 the Audience Choice award in the 48 hour film challenge.  It's currently being
reediting for broader release. 
We hope to submit it to festival in the coming months. A modern twist on a storybook classic, Goldie is a dramatic short about a girl trying find her way after making a big life change. I'm the writer and a producer on this project.