Mum, Dad...I Passed! (Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love University)
So first blog post here and what a journey it's been. What an adventure. What a ride. I really feel like this is the me I've always supposed to have been. To have conquered my demons and faced all the odds to achieve my goal. I've done it...I've finally started a blog.
Oh, and I also finished Media Production at The University of Lincoln with a first-class with honours bachelor's degree specialising in screenwriting. I did that too. It was a lot of hard work, but probably the best three years of my life (and probably why I'm staying in Lincoln for at least another year - I don't like change) and I've met some of the best people I'll ever know. BUT THIS ISN'T ABOUT THEM.
Across my three years in the midlands I've had the pleasure of getting to know so many creative people, and I'm proud enough just calling them friends let alone colleagues. There are photographers who could make the unshiny-est turd glisten, cinematographers who could give Roger Deakins a run for his money, directors who could...be really good at directing, the list is endless.
Of course, over the years I've realised too that I want to pursue screenwriting primarily, though of course I'm still actively pursuing acting and other production roles as I want to learn as much as possible.
I feel as though I've got so many stories to tell within my work. My list of ideas is overflowing, and all I need now is the chance to prove it. I've been lucky and have had a couple of projects happen recently (but hush hush because they're not done yet), but apart from that I just need something that I can show. Something that isn't fully funded from me scouring poundland for props and begging my camera-shy friends to grimace and spend their free time dressing in weird costumes for me. Well, alright maybe I'll still do that. But I want to be able to PAY them for it.
I think I'm gonna keep the first blog post short and sweet, I don't want to dilute things too much. If you're reading this though thank you, it means a lot. And since you're here...why not mention me to your studio executive friends and get me a five-picture deal? What? What do you mean 'no'?