Another night in the pizza restaurant with the Deep Pan Agony Aunt – sorry, I’ve already forgotten your name again. We seem to do less at these meetings than I expect us to, but it doesn’t matter because we always come up with one or two great ideas… which of course I can’t say anything more about, because I don’t want to give it all away. Let me just say that there are more opportunities for old stylee miniature work, maybe even some matte paintings, to take the last 20 minutes of the movie to another level. It makes so much more sense to be doing it this way round – having got the characters and the romantic plot firmly in place, to be developing these cool action scenes around that.
I want to be doing more between meetings too, but I know that the best way for me to spend this time is to let the film swill about in my head – brewing in my brain cavity, as it were, allowing it to naturally shape itself. As the ads say: “Schtop! This independent movie ish not ready yet.”