What I was doing was… The play I’m working on has a near future/tech conceit so today I was writing to explore what are the rules and morality of the technology and how do they sit in the world? Managed to get through all of the niggly ‘oh I fudged that in the first draft and now I’ve got to deal with it’ questions -oh and I finished an application
What I was doing was… Drafting an application to the Film Hub South East BFI Network Short Film Development Programme (cheers for the heads up @sophia_papaya) for developing a short film version of the feature film idea I am working on. Wrote a vomit draft which I’ll tidy up later (writing a biography and saying why I want to make something? Well that’s squirmy). It helped to make this task
What I was doing was… Zeroing in on what my screenplay protagonist most wants and having a go at defining their character arc. Ended up with something that doesn’t neatly chime with the theme I landed on earlier, but wrote a whole bunch of stuff about the possible rules and tone of the world with reference to other films (Labyrinth meets Andrea Arnold anyone?) It helped to follow my thoughts
What I was doing was… A month and a day into imagining the world of my screenplay story, I did another little 15 minute chunk before going to do the work that pays the bills. In my inky scribble I explored 8 questions about my main character in a stream of consciousness style. It helped to accept that this is just another day of showing up, doing some stuff and
What I was doing was… More exploring of the world of my screenplay this rainy morning, in particular the essential qualities of the world my characters might live in. I wrote a bunch of interesting ‘what if’ ideas about rules that could effect the way characters act or experience reality. I exploded the qualities I described yesterday by asking myself one simple question: what is the most version of this?