04/25/08 | Genius Mode, My Writings | 10 Comments
I finished the rewrite of my script!
(I’m also rewriting this POST, because, apparently, you have to hit submit BEFORE you close the window!)
Just for a little background on the competition, here’s a little information from their site:
Locker 13 will be an anthology feature film comprised of 6 vignettes along the lines of “Four Rooms”, “Short Cuts”, “The Red Violin”, or “A Night on Earth”. 6 award-winning directors will take the top six 10-15 page scripts submitted to this site, shoot them and then combine them to make one feature length film.
We are currently looking for quality scripts with the following criteria:
1. Answer the question, what’s in Locker 13? Locker 13 can be anywhere, a school, a bus station, an airport...a locker room. Anywhere, all that matters is that a Locker with the number 13 is part of the story. What is your story?
2. Genre is open.
3. The Rating can be left open right now, but we may ask the scripts be toned down so that we can shoot for a PG or PG-13 rating.
4. Limit the script to 1-3 locations.
5. Limit the script to 1-6 main characters, no crowd scenes.
6. The script has to have a beginning, a middle and an end.
7. No explosions, little to no special FX.
8. Think LOW BUDGET.
9. 10-15 pages in length.
Okay, there IS a crowd scene in the script, but I assure you it’s necessary!
Be aware that it has some disturbing content. YOU WERE WARNED.
For those of you who wish to read it, click here.
Keep in mind that this is my first attempt at writing a screenplay, so constructive criticism is welcome if you wish to give it!
Kyle W. Kerr
As I was looking at new trailers, I stumbled across these! Behind-the-Scenes featurettes for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
Anyone else looking forward to this as much as I am?
Kyle W. Kerr
I haven’t posted any trailers in a while, and what better one to restart with than Narnia?!
Kyle W. Kerr
04/15/08 | Genius Mode, My Writings | 7 Comments
Just a quick update to show I haven’t died.
Today, April 15, is my official last day of classes. All that I have left to do is a final next Friday and I’m DONE with this infernal business program FOREVER. I will finally be able to concentrate on my writing, which should hopefully benefit from a jump in productivity once I don’t have tests and papers to worry about!
Lately, I haven’t been working on my novel, but I have been working… on my first screenplay!
For anyone who knows me, you know I’m fairly proficient at writing short stories (which don’t normally turn out very short, but what can I say?), so I figured I would try my hand at a short film (ie. a short screenplay). Right now it’s a 10 page completed first draft. After I finish the second draft, which includes an almost complete rewrite of the pivotal scene to incorporate a plot change, it’s going to be upwards of 13-15 pages.
This is actually for a competition to have my screenplay turned into a short film, which would be included in a short film anthology. If they choose my script, an award winning director (which, honestly, could mean anything!) will shoot my script, which will hopefully then be shown at Cannes (that’s their plan, anyway!). Not only will it be filmed, but I would also get 2% of the gross profits from the movie… that would be a great bonus, but the honor would be in having the script made and being able to say my script was chosen for this project and actually filmed, which would (hopefully) give me an in when moving on to feature length scripts.
I will be posting the entire script once I have finalized it, which has to be by the end of the month (but will likely happen within a week!). Keep a lookout for it!
Kyle W. Kerr
Now that I know I’m not going to Emerson, I have post-graduation life to think about. What do I want to do with my life? Well, obviously I want to be able to write full time, but it’s not something I can count on happening anytime soon. Many writers aren’t able to do that EVER, so I’ve got to have another plan.
I love books, which is probably the biggest duh statement ever, but it’s true. If I weren’t able to read, I’d probably go insane. So, what does that mean? I’m going to look for jobs in the publishing industry. What else does that mean? A potential migration to New York City.
Now, I love Boston, so the idea of leaving is not one I particularly enjoy. If only there were some of the big NYC publishers up here! If I do end up getting offered a job in NYC, I’ll go there until I’m able to write full time, then come back to Boston (unless I really enjoy the job I get and the life I build, and then I’d have some decisions to make!). I just have to go where the money is right now, and if I stay in Boston, I’d have to get some sort of marketing job that I won’t particularly like. Yeah, it’s money, but I don’t know how long it’s going to take for me to get published, and I’d rather ensure I was moderately happy during that time. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to work retail or something as equally suicide inducing.
Plus, it would be nice to be closer to my family down in Pennsylvania.
I’ve found a number of jobs in publishing that nicely incorporate my skills as a marketer and a writer, so I’m preparing my resume and cover letters to send to those companies. I’m interested to see if any of them respond!
Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Kyle W. Kerr