star69Okay, so finally I’ve come up with a cut of my short film that I’m happy with. It only took me a few weeks to get up to speed with the fact that about half of it had to go (!).

The script was originally 15 pages long; the first assembly edit (as written) was 14 + minutes long. Problem was, it got boring — right when it should’ve been getting good. See, I had this vision of a dark, subtle interplay between two strangers, building to a connection, a “moment” that (hopefully) carried some emotional wallop. And, I thought it would take a while to get there � to earn it (I hate it when things suddenly shift in movies, and people suddenly do and say things that feel like too much, too soon).

But it doesn’t take nearly as long as I suspected. No, it actually only takes about 8 1/2 minutes for this particular bit of weirdness to manifest. Soon, it will have music, polish, and a screening! Then, I’ll get to see what everyone else thinks…