Journey of a Storyteller 5: In Ribbons and Prose…

It has been a while since I posted an update on my film-making journey and the learning process I am currently undergoing.

First off, the short film of my script, ADAM is now in post, though for unforseen circumstances, there has been a bit of a delay in moving it forward. It’s still happening…but is just going to take a little longer than we initially planned for. The good news is that cutting my teeth on this production of ADAM has cemented my Gra (for my international friends, that is the Irish word for love!) for making films, and in particular for getting involved in the development side of my own writings from script to screen.

From a producer’s point of view, I now know what I am capable of; what is doable, and how to do it, so I have to thank my co-producer and the director of ADAM, Denise Pattison, for firstly, putting her own money into developing my work, and secondly, for letting me anywhere near a film set!! My family, and especially, my better half, Errol, whom deserve olympian-sized medals of praise for their unconditional support of my initial ‘toe in the water…if I don’t sink, I’ll friggin float’ approach! And to the amazing cast and crew who liked my little script enough to want to be a part of the making of our film.

And moving forward, I am delighted to announce that another short script of mine, In Ribbons, is going into production in October of this year. A script that touches on the themes of identity and disconnection, I describe it as much like a ‘soul friend’, In Ribbons is a ‘soul’ story, and my biggest wish for it is this; that, without falling into the cliché of sentimentality and woe, it will resonate with the fighter…the warrior survivor…that is inside all of us.

I have a feeling, that with the gifted foresight and sensitivity of director, Marie-Valerie Jeantelot, In Ribbons will look and BE amazing, and I can’t wait to work with her, as co-producer, and later, as audience member, sitting in the back row, and seeing this finished and no doubt, most beautiful piece of film.

We have gathered the most stunning examples of Irish film-making talent around for this short film, all agreeing to climb aboard from the word go, and in order to pay this wonderful cast and crew, we have launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo:

http://igg.me/p/204501?a=1026723

We also have a Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/inribbonsmovie

Here you can meet the cast and crew and keep updated on our progress. If you’re not on Facebook, we will be keeping all our supporters informed of our progress through the Indiegogo page. Please check it out and if you can help me, and indeed, all of us, along this journey, I will be forever grateful.

Stay tuned for updates!

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