Friday, 24 April 2009

Short Script Competition UPDATE...

It's 1am on the 3rd evening (or technically morning) that I've been working on the short script for this competition and I've just submitted my script. So I finished the first draft at about 10pm, gave it to Andrea and Brother Pete to read, they had a few comments but nothing major so I did a quick pass at the script incorporating their comments. Then I realised that in transferring the script from the PC to my laptop it had somehow gained a page, and as I was already at the 15 page limit this was bad news. So I did another couple of passes cutting odd lines and generally tightening it up. Then spent ages trying to think of a title which bugged Andrea so much she couldn't sleep and she then came back into the room about an hour after going to bed having thought of the perfect title. And that's it - all done.

Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I'm not sure it will get me through to the next round - I think it could've benefited from a page one rewrite - but I think it's a good enough story that it will have a life elsewhere one day, either as a feature script or a TV pilot or maybe even a novel. I like the characters and I can think of cool stuff that can happen to them later on. Anyway, not allowed to talk about the actual script yet so I'll shut up about it. And I should probably take advantage of finishing early (I honestly thought I'd be up until five in the morning) by going to bed. Have a good weekend.

3 comments:

gerdarcy said...

Well Done.
Enjoy Brum.
Ace band.

Sofluid said...

Well done and good luck!

Chris Regan said...

Thanks! I'll let you know how I get on!