Another update about the film. Not only does the project have an absolutely fantastic director on board (I hope to announce soon), but things are progressing nicely with the team we’d love to use for shooting, editing, and sound (another announcement I hope to do soon). I’ve seen firsthand all they can do, and it would be a thrill and honor to work with them. I don’t want to start dropping names until everything is a done deal, but I couldn’t be happier with the level of professionalism and enthusiasm I’ve experienced over the last few days. I’m just blown away.
On top of that, the script continues to receive compliments from people who have read it. There was one piece of feedback, however, that was especially important to me.
One of the guys involved shared the script with a friend — someone who isn’t into horror at all, but who suffers from chronic pain. (Pain management is a major theme of the PAINKILLER story.) Here’s what she had to say in response:
“I want to call you – and scream! OMG! this script = story is amazing, what a intense read. each page getting more unpredictable then the last, then POW! it all comes together and you freak out! – I loved it, found it to be a very clever and interesting concept”
As a writer, to find that your words and ideas have had an effect on someone — especially someone who isn’t into your genre yet can relate to your work on a personal level — there are very few things more validating and gratifying than that. It means so much.
I can’t wait to make this movie. Yes, I’m realistic. There’s still a lot of work to do, and there are no certainties. But I know I’m lucky to have so much support behind me so early. Thanks to everyone who has believed thus far…