That's a wrap! We had an amazing last shoot for Crazy Cat Lady (written by Carrie Wachob) at Seattle Meowtropolitan.
Cats, cats, and more cats!
Our cast and crew worked hard and we're excited to jump into editing.
Draft of film coming soon...
Take a look at the new stills from the film 'Among the Stars' written by Richard Flynn and directed by Scott Young, while the film is in post production.
Here is what director Scott Young says about why they chose the script:
'We chose this script because of the strong emotional effect it will have on the audience. To be faced with death at such a young age, and to face it as bravely as Jay and Alex do will bring a few tears to the audience’s eyes.'
Of all my creative projects, I find that the ones that turn out the best are the ones that I feel a personal connection to.
‘East Valley Rhinos’ is a sweet tale about some rugby players who go to rescue an injured teammate from hospital. Having played rugby myself, it instantly grabbed me … and I knew I had to make it.
More than any sport that I’ve ever played, rugby has by far the strongest team bonding; that sense of camaraderie, of ‘brotherhood’.
This is the first HOS project - a short film from the Lisa Parry script and part of the Impact50 initiative.
Although short, this script required a fantastic location, and we found one in J Reid Pianos in north London. Casting and auditions also went extremely well, and Sarah Eastwood and Ian McCurrach were a perfect fit for Jackie and Sergei.
We're also very excited to have a completely original piece of music composed by Konstantinos Lyrakis just for this film.
Someone once told me that one of the best ways to improve my own writing was to produce a film. “Yeh, that’s not gonna happen,” I laughed. “I wouldn't know where to start!”
Then came along Create50’s ‘The Impact’ Initiative which offers 50 writers the chance to have their own screenplays put out to producers. I entered six scripts and sat back, getting more and more excited as first the long list was announced, then the short list, then the winners.
I have been sitting here tonight contemplating The Impact and all the amazing writers whose screenplays are out there now ready to be produced.
And I've also been contemplating the writers I've worked with, thus far, and have concluded that I feel humbled to be in the presence of such great talent.
As a writer myself, I know the work you put into your winning scripts, as it's the same work I put into my own projects - hey, I actually DID enter the writing component of The Impact, but didn't place anywhere... probably because I already knew 2-years ago that I really wanted to get into the production component and dig my heels in there.
It occurred to me that so many people don't know how difficult editing really is.
Here's a screen shot from a 40-second video that will only be seen on a smart phone when we actually shoot the full film this weekend.
I've invested at least 16-hours in making this video clip look like it's a FaceTime call that comes up on that smart phone.
How many times has a script been optioned or produced?
We now have data on the scripts that have been optioned and those that have been fully produced.
We do know many more are ‘cooking’ around the globe, and also many wildcard films have been optioned and or produced. We will update this chart as and when new options or productions come online.
Let’s see how this evolves! Exciting! (it will be updated on the STATS page on the menu above.
Join our Social Media Thunderclap here for the launch of The Impact50 film challenge next week.
Feature filmmaking is an intensely laborious and slow process… and The Impact50 hasn’t bucked that trend! But we are SUPER EXCITED to announce the next major phase in the process is about to
So… April 19th is the date we launch!
The new Impact50 website is now up and pretty much 100% there. Check it out here www.Impact50film.com
As the asteroid dust begins to settle, we can now look back at the impact50 competition that left a lot of us with a real emotional impact, some good some bad.
For me personally the competition represented another lifeline after years of trial and error & error & error...
With the impending feeling that maybe writing is not for me after all... combined with all those voices of people echoing there pennies worth "Hairy fairy career" , "what are you going to do for a real job" , "its good but not what we're looking for right now" , if you've ever written you've surely heard some of these, unless you're incredibly lucky.
A number of filmmakers have begun making Impact 50 films to test the site. To be clear, we have not yet launched the filmmaking stage. But you may have also seen that a number of filmmakers have
started making films for The Impact 50 ahead of the official launch.
This is to help us test the system once it’s completed. We expect that to be finalised for testing in around a week.
After a week or two of tweaks I am sure we will be ready to launch The Impact 50, The Film Making Phase… Buckle up, it’s going to be epic!
About two months ago, I began pre-production on my latest short film, which we aim to enter into the Impact50. Yes, I know the official filmmaking rules haven’t yet been announced, but if there’s
one key piece of advice I’ve picked up from the Create50 and London Screenwriters’ Festival community it’s that you should be out there doing it NOW!
Not one day, some day. But now! (To borrow Chris’s words.)
Today we launch the new Impact50 website for the filmmaking and final release and distribution phase of the project.
We are in open beta phase so do expect a few hiccups and broken links – if you find any, drop Viktoria and email (Vicky@create50.com) and we will get it sorted.