Hello, fall! Which means in LA, “Hello, more summer!” I’ve been quiet online as always seems to happen in July and August, but now I’m back to school. And hoping to be consistent…
So, here’s a quick update on life:
I finished my script! “Finished” is a loose term though, mind you. It’s got a lot of issues and I think about those issues pretty often. But I finished it on August 31 for a lab submission and I have only to say, I’m so proud I did it. The sense of finishing something (albeit a draft) is huge and surprisingly energizing. A few days after I immediately headed over to the library to pick up some research materials for my next script. And in another week or so I’m going to re-open the draft and make edits. You’ve gotta layer your projects.
I have mixed feelings about the script right now, to tell the truth. Again, I have a lot of characters. But, unlike June Falling Down, this is a true ensemble movie. Now I have two main story lines along with maybe four subplots? Maybe more. A few weeks ago I said to Chris, “the plot is like this,” and I interlaced all ten of my fingers. “Just add five more fingers and that’s what the plot is.” It took so dang long to construct this thing. And then even now I’m not sure if I hit the right emotional impact. I hit somewhere around it, but I have to go back and massage it. What a weird way to talk about that, but for some reason that makes sense to me.
Who knows. Maybe it won’t be the next movie? Maybe just part of it will be. Maybe part of it will be a play (hint: yes, part of it is going to be a play).
The other news is we are finally – finally! – actively looking for a new apartment. Not that exciting to you, but if you saw the shithole that we made this movie out of, you’d be excited too. (We told ourselves, “one month,” and it became four and a half years!!! *^#@#%^*%!) And perhaps it will be a new filming location? Probably it will be, let’s be honest.
Otherwise, I’m really pushing hard with, well, everything. I neglected perks while finishing the script (everything essentially fell apart for a while there in August), but I’m back to rolling clay for mobiles and painting portraits and writing thank yous and sending magnets, so stay tuned! (Again: anyone in LA wanna be an unpaid intern? I’ll make you a matcha latte?)
And I’m re-working myself back into being an actor. It’s the thing that always gets put on the back burner. Possibly because going in and hoping to be chosen can feel really useless at times, especially for projects that I’m not always excited about (but sometimes I really am excited! And I’m up for hire right now, dontcha know!) and I’m certainly excited about my own work (and my own work is a lot more, well, work). But, I’m re-dedicating myself this fall and with June work winding down, I don’t have a choice. Because I don’t see myself staying here in LA forever, so make this most of it, Rebecca! Come on.
That’s all for now. I’m back online. Let’s do this.
Oh yeah! And we’re headed to the Santa Cruz Film Festival in October! You should totally come because we’re gonna be there! October 14 (a Saturday) at 7pm. Yes yes yes.