January was eaten by play rehearsals, writing, and Simpsons Tapped Out. Ssssh, tell no one about that last thing. I spent today trying to get the first 25 pages of GASH PALACE up to scratch for an upcoming writer’s workshop, and it’s on more or less track. Although, I changed so much stuff, the rest of the story will need a once-or-twice-or-twenty-over.
Had a lot of fun with research this week. Who knew how many YouTube videos there were of people explaining how a car crusher worked? There are many, and all of the dudes explaining have really awesome beards.
I’m still flicking between the various directing books looking for answers on things I have questions about. Too many of those sessions end with me going “Ooo, I should buy a new lens” and going down a Trade Me rabbit hole, so I should probably put a can on that (note: have resisted thus far, mostly because I still know shit all about lenses).
So, there’s been a lot of oddly specific movie worthy news articles floating around lately. A vial of Pope John Paul ll’s blood was stolen from a little church in the mountains east of Rome. Here’s three ideas based around that:
- Movie about a kickass secret service style NUN SQUAD sent to retrieve the vial before it’s used to raise up the Pope’s body with the spirit of Satan. They fail, and must kill The Anti-Pope.
- Movie about the small, tight-knit community who relied on the vial of blood in their church to bring them good fortune from God, and how they fall apart and blame each other new bad fortune and the vial's disappearance.
- Movie about the two country teenagers who were paid to steal the vial, but then find out they’re being paid by a Satanic cult who wish to use it to bring down the church with black magic. So now they’re on the run from a group of angry Satanists AND the Nun Squad mentioned above. Eeep!
None of this of true, but it’s nice when the news gives you a chance to dream, right?