Week 2 – Draft Script

This week I started to write a draft script up so I know how I want my story to flow and what happens scene by scene. The thing I did before writing was to think of locations I could film at and how long for. Although some of the locations aren’t set yet, I will try and talk to some people before filming so they will be no problems. I also have a backup plan in case the first few locations aren’t ready or if the people turned down are offer. In the draft I have only written down some of the key moments and how the scene looks. One of my biggest problems with writing a script for this film is the fact that the film is mostly silent and has no dialog for my characters. This is a problem because I will not know how long my film will be until it’s done but when it is done, I will be able to talk to my actors during the scene because I will mute the clips and replace them with background music.

I have also listed an audition for a female role with all the trails and details I have written down in my script. I have listed for a female to play a role of a girlfriend of someone addicted to football. The girlfriend can have any hair colour, height or skin colour but I would like it if the actor bought her own clothes related to some of the scene (aka a dress). No one has replied yet but hopefully in the next few days will have a number of candidates to choose from. I have asked someone I have worked with before if he wants to work again but still waiting for a reply as well. He does have a ‘Star Now’ account but I have decided to message him on Facebook as that’s how I contracted him the last time. Hopefully I will have my characters ready by the start of next week so I can give them information about the locations and scene I would like for them to act in.

Overall the project is going well and will hopefully start filming in the next two weeks with my actors in the locations. At the start of the new week, I will finish my script and have the locations ready so I can start filming. I would like to work with one of my actors I worked with before as last time we had a good relationship and enjoyed the project. If I can’t work with his due to any reason, I will list an audition for a ‘Lead Male Actor’ and have everything ready within the first two weeks so I won’t have to slow down my production. I will however slow down my production if I don’t find an actor who doesn’t match my character’s trails nor dress appearance. Since the character is someone who is relatable, I don’t mind if the actor changes him a bit to match himself but I will keep him the way I wrote him more or less.

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