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We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.

We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Screenwriting and waiting on technology...

I apologize for the delay in getting pictures...my brother, who is helping me with some of the technical aspects of getting the footage rendered, started college this week, and, as I'm sure many of you understand, this has taken up most of his time. Should be soon though!

In the meantime, I'm still working on the screenplay. I must admit, it's more of a challange than I first anticipated. A fun challange, but one that requires a lot of careful thinking. Especially because I know all of you will be watching very carefully and voicing your opinions quite adamently!

The beginning is the hardest though, I think, because it has to draw the viewer in without loosing the beauty of the philosophical conversations that Bear, Blanche and Rose have. A tricky balance. Later on when more actually *happens* I believe it will get easier.

One offshoot of the screen test is that, after seeing the great comraderie between our probable Bear and Fish, I realized that I had to have more Bear/Fish scenes. So right now I'm working to see if I can smoothly integrate a scene or two from the radio drama (which has more Bear/Fish time) into the screenplay. The main difficulty is that I don't want to give away their relation to each other, or Fish's real identity too soon. Shadowy lighting and abstract dialogue should help...

6 comments:

Delaney said...

I'm really looking forward to the new Fish/Bear scenes! I only heard episode one of the radio drama, so some of it might be new to me.

Elphaba said...

excitement!

WolfPrincess said...

Yes. More Fish and Bear! Yeeeeah! Seriously, I can't WAIT to see them together! I'm sooooo excited! I can't WAIT for pictures! :)

Alyosha said...

So exciting! Hmm...the fact that the authoress is actually approving changes from her book is going to upset my book-puristy mindset dreadfully. :P Nah, I know y'all will do a splendid job--praying that everything will work out smoothly!

Lady Rose said...

*shivers with excitment* Ooh! A Bear/Fish scene!!!!! I can soooo not wait until this comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!

*giggles and bounces up and down* Hey, can we make signitures with them once you give us photos of the actor/esses?

Elenatintil said...

Delaney- yes, I combined two differant scenes to make this one, so if it sticks through to the final cut it will probably be new to you.

Alyosha- haha- same here! Although some changes we have to discuss and come to compromises on. I tell you this is QUITE differant from adapting Little Women! (My last screenplay)

Lady Rose- whoa...that's sort of creepy. Seeing my friends in graphic art...I don't know. I'll have to run it by a couple of them and see what they say. They don't all have their hair dyed/grown out yet, so for now I'd say, wait until we get actually shots from the movie. (Sorry, but that won't be till November or December).