Great Scott. Jennifer could conceivably encounter her older self. If that happens it could cause a paradox that could unravel the very fabric of the time-space continuum and destroy the entire universe.
I was ten when I first saw the Back To The Future films, and although I’ve realised this only recently, it was those movies that made me want to become a film-maker. On Thursday, James and I sat eating pizza and watching the trilogy, back to back, in glorious widescreen-digital-geek-vision. Later that evening, whilst paying a festive visit to Chris “Is that a Sennheiser ME-66 in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?” Mayall, the subject of Soul Searcher came up, and it transpired that both James and I felt that we were in a position to start thinking seriously about it again.
So the plan is – and we’ve yet to talk about it properly, I hasten to add – to apply for public funding under the banner of Catcher Media. Catcher is a group which James and his curly collaborator, Rick “Is that a community video in your pocket, and if so which of the following disadvantaged groups will it benefit?” Goldsmith, set up aeons of your earth years ago. They now have an impressive track record, particularly in making pretty cool short films which involve young people from local communities and are funded by public grants. With Catcher’s credentials on our application form, and the familiar faces of JC & RG in the meetings, we have a good chance of getting some money. When this might happen and how it will fit in with our busy schedules next year (I have about a million projects which are supposed to be happening in the late winter/spring period, and James has just been given four months to write his next book) is another matter entirely.
As always, stay tuned and I’ll let you know the latest as soon as I know it myself. Merry Christmas everyone, and remember: the future is not set…