Hey guys and gals, people of all ages and races…it’s been a while since my last blog, so many things have happened and not sure where to begin…
Okay, let’s start with a posting on AnD I did about a month or so ago. I had just finished writing a short film and wanted to direct it but I needed more resources than I had at my disposal so I decided to use this site to find some helpful hands. But to my chagrin, my posting received approximately three responses from two different people. I was not impressed, to say the least.
So I did what any other person with a passion would do…persist.
I found another posting that was up prior to mine, looking for actors, directors, producers, and such to come together and do a project together. It was posted by an aspiring actress Yung Yung Yu, but more importantly, it had about fifty responses from about ten different people. At that point, I knew it was more appealing to respond to this thread rather than mine…and needless to say, I was jealous…
So I did what any other person with a passion would do…get involved.
And on I went and reluctantly responded to my (silent) enemy’s thread. And fortunate for her, she was nice…’cause if she wasn’t, oh man, I would’ve terrorized her thread…okay maybe not, but I would’ve written something in her guestbook…something…something that would’ve made a mark on it…like, YO! Or something like that…
So she responded to my message and we had a quick chat about her reasoning behind the thread she posted. Then I rebutted with my reasoning behind my thread and how it was absolutely ludicrous that I didn’t get as many responses to my thread as she did hers. Then I calmed myself down, went to the toilet, wiped my bum, popped some pimples, and continued chatting.
She told me about a meeting she was holding the following weekend with a few of the people that responded to her thread and invited ME to join them.
So I did what any other person with a passion would do…reject them.
For good reason though, since I had to visit my god-grandmother. I’m a family kind-a-guy, and not having too many fam clans here, I treasure the opportunity to spend time with those who are related to me.
I told YY (Yung Yung), that I had scripts I wanted to shoot already and that it would be “awesome” if the group that was meeting up could take a look at a couple of my scripts and see if it was interesting enough to be utilized. Well, oddly enough, she agreed.
When we spoke again, she asked if I could expand the story of one of the scripts. I was hesitant but convinced myself that it would be better to have some people interested (like now) than no one wanting to even read my writing (like my thread). So I agreed. And I started writing…with some notes of ideas that YY and her group came up with…
And then an epiphany…sort of…I started to tell a story worth telling, and it was getting stronger and stronger with each passing day until I decided it would be worth making this into a feature.
So I did what any other person with a passion would do…pursue.
I did just that and next thing I knew, YY became one of my Producers, along with my Jeanne Hatrman alums, Chung Tsang and Jane Wong. The four of us teamed to make this thing go…well, kind of…
We’re still in the midst of getting things rolling…
We just held a script-read over the past weekend and MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO CAME OUT AND GAVE THEIR TWO CENTS!! It went pretty good, had a great discussion afterwards, and best of all, the questionnaires that the participants were asked to fill out, really gave me honest opinions and feedback on what they thought.
Thanks to my team for assembling a group of talented individuals with varying backgrounds to come out and share their thoughts with us. It really was a great experience…and at an even better location, SPECIAL THANKS TO MY MAN, SPENCER! The bean bag chairs were friggin’ awesome!
Although we came out of that session quite optimistic, there are still things that need to be fixed up. I’m on a re-write mission at the moment trying to figure things out. So I’ll get back to that soonish…when my thoughts gather properly…
Besides that, work has been great, just put together a treatment to shoot a six-part documentary series for a local grocery store, so hopefully I get that opportunity to strut my butt, I mean stuff…
Other than my arms and shoulders peeling from too much sun during a recent boat trip, things have been good. I also had the opportunity to meet some great people including those at the script-read, potential investors, and some that I don’t want to smell again because they smell different…jus sayin’…deodorant is always on sale…that’s all I’m saying…
Alright enough of that…a few last words before I leave, I miss my momma, I miss my home…
So I’m going to do what any other person with passion should do…I am going to bust my ass so I can build a new home and bring my Momma to me…
PLUR (so 90’s, I know…),
**Thanks to Jen Thym for this lovely picture!!
Anybody that reads this and wants to know more about the script (synopsis is below) or would like to get involved, feel free to contact me or my team!
SYNOPSIS FOR “LOVE HURTS.”
If you needed to prove to the one you love how far you are willing to go for the sake of your union, would you decide to go so far that it hurts you? “Love hurts.” explores the intricacies of the power of love in the lives of two couples, who somehow get intertwined together through their own decisions to sacrifice for the one that they love. This film details several instances of sacrifice and other elements of love in any relationship between man and woman, separated by title in three parts, through Promises, Trust, and Responsibility.
Mark is on a knee in a fancy restaurant, with a beautiful diamond ring in his palm, in front of his longtime girlfriend, Alexis, proposing to her to spend the rest of their lives together. But she unexpectedly stops him from putting the ring on her finger unless he can promise her three things. First, no lies. Second, lots of sex. And the last? To have a threesome with another guy. Now Mark has to decide whether this is something he can do for the sake of love, to share the one he loves and to commit to her fantasy before committing to her reality.
Jack is addicted to sex and has been in therapy to deal with his problem. His wife, Annie, has been supporting him through his ups and downs, even through his infidelity. But when Jack makes another mistake, Annie is tempted to end her suffering by leaving the only man she has ever loved. The trust that she had in him after he began therapy is no longer there and now he has to find a way to save his marriage. The extent of which he takes to regain her trust is a sacrifice that few men would submit to.
The aftermath of the decisions that each person makes is a responsibility that they must take on but it’s not always something they are willing to do. But in dealing with the consequences of their actions, only the true power of love can give them the strength to move on…or succumb to the realization that where there is love, there is usually pain.
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