Nothing like it

Had a fantastic script meeting on “Thieves” with writer Chris Marshfield last night, just bouncing ideas back and forth for hours. I swear towards the end we were jumping up and down in my flat like kids pumped up on sugar! I love this part of the process – when you can just spitball without having to worry about any of the budget or time constraints that come later. Well, I say that, obviously all that has to be at the back of your mind – you can’t just say “I know, and then the building explodes!” because you know at the end of the day you won’t be able to do that, but you know what I mean! I can’t remember who said it but someone once described pre and post as the best and most creative parts of a production, the shoot is just the hassle in between and I think that’s really true on most films.

Anyway, we’ve come up with, dare I say it, some really cool ideas and I hope you all like it when the film comes into fruition – I’m sure it’ll change a lot again between now and release and who knows – maybe all of those ideas will be distant memories by then, but it’s an exciting time nonetheless and only continues to affirm for me how much I bloody love film-making.

First draft’s due in end of the week! Get writing Chris!

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