Exciting, and frankly, nerve racking stuff.
The one thing that has come bounding out of this process for me how clear our vision for the film has become.
From a script on its umpteenth redraft, with solid characters that have a journey throughout the story, to the step by step storyboards, from Mood Boards declaring the look and feel of the film, through to the production schedule - we have pulled up the bonnet of this project and really tinkered with the engine.
I’ve always found deadlines a great clarifier. They allow focus your mind and in turn your mind focuses on what you need to do to make it happen for that specific timescale. This has been no different. If we hadn’t had the Eastern Edge deadline we’d likely have drifted until after Easter with a vague idea that this was going to be our project this year. Instead, regardless of the decision from the panel, we have a short film – budgeted, written, storyboarded and ready to go.
And so, to the pitch.