Today is Launch Day for my 30 Day Challenge project. I am excited to ship and a bit scared.
So many firsts: writing in English, poetry dialogues, sharing it with people I only met online.
My inner perfectionist is having a fit, she thinks we are not finished yet, it’s not good enough, and what if the others don’t like it?
Well, I promised to do this, so here we go:
This is were it all started
– and this is where it will end:
Mysterious? Yes. A group of people met 15 years ago to discuss movies and write screenplays. We wrote and shot some low-budget-films and somehow we drifted apart. This year we decided to meet again and create something new.
In April I discussed this idea with a friend and we went for a walk and ended up in the castle garden. I think of it as the place where the idea was present and it feels like a good place for poetry, a romantic contrast to the modern issues. The film brings these people together after a break of several years and they’ll talk in poems, because it’s more fun (and the writer -me – is a poet).
Of course old conflicts will come up, but to everyone’s surprise there may be an unexpected solution.
How this will exactly happen – well, the storyline is still changing and evolving – stay tuned.
The 30 Day Challenge is moving towards its last day and my project is still constantly changing and evolving.
I started out with the idea of making a shortfilm with poetry dialogues. The film is about a group of people who started in the 90ies meeting once each month to talk about screenplays and movies. This expanded and we did workshops on writing, camera and we made several no/very low-budget films over the years. Then it came to an end when people moved or lost interest.
We talked about meeting again for ages, and when some of us met for lunch in March I could feel the urge to create, to have fun and to write, act, shoot. In my personal life I felt stuck, because my creativity coaching ideas didn’t take off, until in April, discussing my situation with a friend, the idea for a shortfilm was born.
So I wrote about these five people getting together, four of the original players and no.5 a psychologist, who joined later and is often commenting on the dynamics in our group from his background.
While writing dialogue today it occured to me that this dialogue mirrors my inner dialogue, one of the guys has my Top Dog/inner critics voice, the other is my calm professional voice. This is the direct link to my coaching process, where I learned about Voice Dialogue and talking to your different personality parts.
So it looks as things start to fall into place, I can see clearly where I am heading. Now I think about making the film a bit more artistic using mirrors and effects. Maybe all voices are just inside and the outside is a dream, like the Hawaiian kahunas teach it?