Saturday, November 1, 2008

STRATEGIZE



I figured I would establish a written plan of attack for the month of November, you know, so that I could, keep myself motivated. Step one, write on this stupid page everyday, at least this month, so that I can get into the habit of consistently writing daily - again. Even though this is a cheesy post, it is a post none the less. Beyond writing , on this Blog, I must cultivate viable stories and concepts for future projects. This is the list of Projects I will attempt to work on this month, hopefully I will choose a couple or even maybe a few to pursue and brainstorm enough of the rest to be able to return to them at any time.

Please realize that some of these ideas are more fleshed out than others. I will put them down in the order of specific interest and not necessarily the order in which I have the most thoughts, or maybe they are I don't know.

IN THE BEGINNING; it is a story of the Devil and what happened before the creation of humanity and what took place in the events before he was cast out of Heaven. I pretty much have the plot and have almost completed the emotional story arc for the characters. I have a lot invested in this story, it has been in my head for about 7 or 8 years and have always been too scared to write, thinking a was never ready and my skills not fine tuned enough, but when will you ever be ready for anything.

The Story of Pep and I; it's a personal story about the beginnings of my marriage. Many people have suggested writing it but I have always felt it to soon. But like the latter when is it ever the right time, I guess, when you are ready, is the right time. It's a great story very emotional and sordid, the stuff Hollywood is made of. I have a few ideas for it, like telling the story out of order and setting up a third act that is full of answers to questions we have been leading up to through the whole second act. It's hard to explain but It could be very compelling and building the need to know what happened with the audience could be quite fun.

Tentatively titled: Ghost World (will change) I am a big Ghost Hunters fan but it definitely walks the line of seriousness and ridiculousness. I think it would be hilarious to delve into this world, mockumentary style, and then turn it into a full blown horror with moments of comedy peppered in. Rival ghost hunting organizations compete for the title of the ultimate ghost hunters at a secret competition that turn out to be more than they expected.

Holy Shit; it basically is my slant on religion. Again, coming from a cynical point of view but filled with undertones of hope, I have been mulling this idea for sometime now. A few years back I become obsessed with a religion due to it's absurd ideas and from that point on I have always felt that there was a screenplay in that topic. I have a few plot points and a few emotional arcs but it is basically pretty raw, this of course does not mean that I could not bust out a script for it.

Hacksaw; one of my early mentors in writing the late Ed Jones led an amazing life. The prize of his writing collection was his autobiography Hacksaw. It is an amazing book and for some reason the movie could not ever be made. Most of his post prison life was revolved around getting this project made, he wrote a version, Ron Sheldon wrote several version but for some reason the film never got made. I of course have a few subtle ideas for the script that I think would surely differentiate it between any other previous versions. I have always wanted to adapt this for the screen, but again fear has ruled my thought process doubting my ability to tackle such a great story.

I have a few more ideas, a Television show called 99 boxes, a movie titled Revolution and a pipe dream, Madden the Movie.

My mission, pick three of these and make it happen, for me, for the country, and for the overall benefit of mankind!

1 comment:

...love Maegan said...

of course I want you to do them all and they are all awesome ideas ...but you know which one I want to see on the big screen the most! love you