As many of you will know, Covid-19 has been an extraordinary challenge for us at the London Screenwriters’ Festival. I am sure it has for you too.
Like so many businesses, we have suffered greatly and the team has had to be let go and the offices closed, in order that we survive.
On top we ended up running a month long online festival at the start of Summer. So yeah, it’s been real.
So we have a cut. It’s a tad long. But it’s in great shape thanks to Giovanni our talented editor. Tomorrow we begin the journey to bring the films together in the best quality available, from the supplied drives. We have been working in a kind of ‘offline world’ for the edit as there are so many films in so many different formats.
One major challenge we face now is the end of the film as we don’t really have a satisfactory conclusion.
We are deep into the edit of Impact50 now and hoping to have a completed cut by the end of the year.
More ‘concept album’ than ‘playlist’, the building of a feature film from all the films submitted is taking some management, creativity and occasionally flashes of inspiration.
But it’s looking really great!