Driving round t’country with my Mum (Taken with instagram)
Death Cab :) (Taken with instagram)
So the start date is drawing nearer and there is still so much to do. We have all been busy so thought it was about time this was updated.
One Tonne starts shooting on Monday and we expect a busy but fun week and will aim to keep everyone updated throughout the week. Rehearsals start on Saturday…
You had ONE job in Jurassic Park. What happened?
Fourth draft of my new script, ‘One Tonne’ is now under way. It’s probably my most personal script, not in content but in theme and that is sometimes very difficult to comprehend. I find myself getting very caught up in the feelings I’m expressing on page. One thing I’ve noticed with this script is that above anything, i’ve wanted to get my facts right. I’m writing about a world I know a little about, but I’m not an expert. Luckily I have resources around me that I can learn a lot and quickly but I’m finding now that I could lose myself very easily within the information. I need to focus on story.
One of my favourite films, and one of the biggest influences in this film, Raging Bull has given me a lot of visual ideas, below.
Unfortunately most clips I’ve found that are worth using on YouTube have forbidden embedding so if anybody fancies having a gander, i’d definitely check out the following clips;
These clips not only show the brutality of the sport but also the beauty. It’s what has always attracted me to the sport and the heart that it takes for boxers to get into a ring is what inspires and enthuses me.
Further research has led me back to the documentary Tyson which is this incredible film on the heavyweight, showing his rise through the 80s and 90s to his careers demise in the late 90s, early 00s. It’s honest and bare and neither shows Tyson in a good or bad light, just as the person he really is. A real person. Nobody is perfect and Tyson is no different, he’s complex and different.
Above that I’ve also gone back into training with Portsmouth University ABC. It’s been intense and you HAVE to spar every week, which I appreciate. Hopefully no photos will follow.
For our film, One Tonne, Ben and I have set up an IndieGoGo page to help raise funds. It’s a good way to raise awareness and I’m glad we’re the first in our class to have done it. That being said, I think everybody is in the same boat when it’s going to be a massive struggle to get that funding that we need to help the film. We’ll be ok, i’m sure!