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With Love Like Hers now in the can and on the way to my editor for what will be a lengthy time in post-production, my mind wonders ever so slightly to concentrate on prepping for the next major short film project, ‘P.I.’

It’s a bold, ambitious, dreamy and totally crazy statement, but I’ll say it anyway – I’m going to try and win an Oscar with my next short film. There. 
Taking everything I’ve learnt over the last few years, my experience on shooting Love Like Hers and all the great contacts I’ve made, I’m now working hard on the screenplay and pre-production schedule on ‘P.I.’ This film, I believe, is going to be something very special. Feature length in it’s energy, scale and aspirations, this short film is a thriller through-and-through and is set in the 1940s. 
First step is to write a screenplay worthy of an Oscar. The story is well into development at the moment and I’m getting closer to putting pen to paper for the first draft. The plan is to write the first few drafts of the screenplay and then work closely with TWO professional and talented writers on the next batch of drafts. I’m in the process of trying to attract two names to the writing team. The screenplay is going to take at least 12 months to finish. The script has to be out of this world! 
In the meantime the idea is to attract some big name actors to the project, hoping that this will have a positive effect on attracting investors. Although I’m not quite sure of what the budget will be for this film, it’ll be somewhat more than Love Like Hers. I reckon we’re looking at between £20-£30k. 
One thing is for sure, I WILL NOT be producing the film myself. My mind is now fixed on finding a brilliant and enthusiastic producer to help bring my world of ‘P.I.’ to life. I hope to spend the next few weeks finding a producer willing to join the team and get this film into gear. 
Initial thoughts are principal photography will be later in 2011, shooting on either 35mm or digitally on the RED camera, with film being the preference. The location for shooting will be the Isle of Man, I love the island, and it has some amazing locations and a fantastic film set-up. 
Things are really starting to hot up, and I’m incredibly excited about what the next 12 months hold. I have what I believe is a controlled confidence of succeeding in bringing this project together, without losing touch with the harsh realities of a project of this scale. I’ll be fighting harder than ever before to get this short film made. 
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One Response

  1. Anonymous

    It's ambitious but if you don't shoot for the moon you'd never end up amongst stars, as the cliche goes. I applaud you for this. I actually never work unless I am pursuing greatness with everything I do. Otherwise, what's the point?

    I'd love to help out with the story. I write myself but am not "big named," as you say you are looking for. If you're looking for readers to critique, I can surely do that. Drop me a line on Twitter if you so please http://bit.ly/bT6vcI


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