Update on New Film

There is a new post in this category. No, it’s not about progress on the new film. It’s about my recent mixing theater with film in a post called Doing a Little Horror Shopping.

Update on Aging

Dakota and Rodger – Together in a film

In a switch from being behind the camera, awhile back I was the subject of a short film. It is a new addition to the Update on Aging section titled – Life with Cancer: Texas Oncology Stories of Inspiration.

New Film

I have been developing a new motion picture for somewhat longer than I’d anticipated. I’ve identified a theme and have created characters, imagined situations and extrapolated the interactions that emerge from them. I have made fair, if slow, progress

My film school instructor said: “A screenplay is NOT written. It is rewritten.” However, for now I’m going to settle for just “written.”

There will be occasional essays (posts) to report on my progress. These will be found at the Depth of Focus tag above.

Also, I’m going to update some statistics below on a regular basis. As of July 1, 2018.

  • Current Working Title: Depth of Focus
  • Recent Activity: Dianne and I worked on the book within the film and wrote a really clever ending that won’t appear in the film but that will be in the published book.
  • Number of Scenes: 29 (This indicates how much of the story has been developed)
  • Number of pages: 20 (This indicates how much dialog I’ve written)
  • Number of Characters: 5 featured roles, 10 minor roles, plus 10 extras for one scene.
  • Number of locations: 6

All of the 204 essays written for the UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center project will be found at the Update on Aging tab.