Saturday, 15 July 2017

When your book is turned into a film

The journey from blank page to published book was fascinating if often painful. It got me wondering what it might be like if, one day, I got to see one of my stories on screen.

For a while it felt like I was getting pretty close when some movie executives took an interest in my novel, Vortex. We'll get back to it one day when someone comes up with $3 million of initial financing for the project.

So no - Vortex the Movie - for the time being, but I was hooked. I began to explore what it would take to make a film, even a short. The first serious conversation with someone who might help took place in November last year, we finished filming on June 15, 2017 and in early July the highly respected Top Shorts festival awarded us -

Best Narrative Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Editing and
Best Original Story (there it was - I am officially an award winning writer).

You can see the trailer here - Crazy Medicine Trailer

And the story is available on Amazon here - Crazy Medicine - the story

In addition to the story itself - you can read some of my observations about the painful process of watching my words being interpreted by a Producer, A Director, a host of actors and then having the assembled footage cut by an editor, whilst I stood back biting my knuckles.