MARY DOE BLOG
- Journal of the Dead
Posted on August 20, 2008 in Journal
I JUST WANT TO MAKE A MOVIE – but the business structure has to be set in place.
We have put in so much energy to make this venture viable, but it’s when I move back into developing the script and designing for the project that I enjoy the most.
We have produced hundreds of storyboards, creating some solid sequences and developing story ideas. We spent two weeks working on production designs for MARY DOE and created some amazing set pieces. Yes, the film is getting bigger than originally intended but everyone seems comfortable with the way it’s heading. I’m sure I’ll have to reel it in back later down the track, but I am trying to be as clever as possible with developing this project so it remains reasonable to produce.
We start a storyboard animatic of the end sequence to the film. It’s kick arse. We will be working on this for a while – in between other paid work, nights and weekends.
Posted on August 6, 2008 in Journal
We had a mammoth meeting with the entertainment lawyer. He was excited by what we were planning and the business people we had on board to help make this a solid and enticing venture. My head was thumping when I stepped out of that meeting. There was still so much to think about and do to refine our business model, but our business team did not seemed phased by it.
The ideas that were discussed allowed limitless possibilities with what we could do once our company formed. This was setting the foundations to make more films and move into other entertainment areas like toys, comics, graphics novels, video games and merchandising. It was all that I had ever wanted to grow from one of my projects and it was daunting taking it all in and seeing the reality of what we had started. Yet it was exhilarating to see it unfold like this.