Making the most of the lockdown

Additional success since my last blog post!

It’s a shame the rest of 2020 has turned to shit, but there you go. This is actual footage of my hair at the moment:

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Photo: Gerhard Gillinger

Following placing in the top 15 of Clive’s opportunity, I made the shortlist (Top 8) for the 26th Euroscript Screen Story Competition 2020, so yay me! Happy with that for two reasons A) the obvious but b) Umbilical (then known as The Bond) was the first script I ever wrote.

It was at my first London Screenwriters’ Festival (2017 – there’s an online version at the moment, check it out) that I had a script surgery with Euroscript’s Ian Long. He loved the logline and tagline – all I had at that moment – and so, encouraged, I went away and wrote it within one month.  Rewriting followed and it’s also now under consideration with three producers.

I’m still learning though – particularly thanks to seminars at the latest festival – so I’m going to rewrite again and elevate it further.

For another WIP – my comedy-thriller called ‘Snitch’ – I’ve been chosen as one of the scriptwriters to work with an NFTS script development student, as part of their coursework.  It’s so important to get fresh eyes on your work and this is a whole other level since it involves six months of feedback and discussion with the same person – I’m a big fan of consistency.

I’ve also submitted Snitch to another opportunity from the wonderful WFTV, who run writers table reads, with six writers for a six week stint (via Zoom, of course). The three writers we’ve read so far seem very happy, so I can’t wait for my turn.

I completed the Raindance courses – with the final three sessions taking place online because of you-know-what. But the Net Community Hub, for which the courses were being undertaken in order to produce a short film, has had to close its doors for the foreseeable future.  With our clientele being elderly and vulnerable, we’ll be the last place to open up again 😦

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Having said that, I’ve the time to research and write the film , plus look for funding – for the film, for the loss of income, for the match funding for next year but also – always looking on the bright side – to get a new kitchen fitted. It’s something we’d never be able to do without closing for a week so that’s my priority for the moment, work wise. There’s a link to the hub above – if you want to donate towards our kitchen and reopening, please do and I’ll love you forever 🙂

That was a lot of news in one go. I shall try to cultivate some consistency with regard to my blogging.

Stay safe and well x

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