And 50% done to the fact that I'm AWESOME.
So, I'm back, and I'm working on something fantastic, and I'm gonna go straigt ahead and tell you all about it.
I'm making a webseries.
I'm making a freaking webseries.
Yeah, that's right, not a novel this time: a ten episode webseries called Bite Sized Chunks.
I'm not doing it alone. Oh no, I have a fantastic partner-in-crime. Fiona Rix is one hell of a talented camera operator, she has an excellent photographer's eye, and she's really talented. And not just for a girl. She's easily as good as a guy.
She's on facebook but I'm not guaranteeing she'll accept your friend request. When you friend her, send a little message that it's about the webseries, and she might accept.
Bite Sized Chunks
10 episodes, each one less than 5 minutes in length, but what's it all about? Well, that's simple: it's the story of a group of desperate people who have managed to survive the country being overrun by zombies.
Boring. Zombies are done. There's nothing new to do with zombies. Zombies are pish.
No they aint, kid. Trust me on this one. Bite Sized Chunks is not your typical zombie story. It's more psychological than gory. It's more about the survivors desperately trying to survive than the horrorific monsters that share their world.
It's new, different, edgy and dark.
So What's Happening Right Now
I've written an episode guide. Fiona's adding her own ideas to it, and we'll pound it out until our creative vision meshes and we're happy with the outcome. Then we'll write the scripts for each episode.
Fiona lives in Edinburgh and I'm just outside Falkirk so we're corresponding by text and sharing files through dropbox.com and I totally intend to do a future blog post on this joint writing thingy and how bloody useful dropbox.com is.
We've got our character ideas nailed. There are 5 characters and I'll do a blog post on them as well.
I launched our fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo and we're trying to raise £2000 in 40 days to pay for equipment, props, and meals during filming. We're not making any money out of this and we have a £0 budget currently. We're considering hiring equipment from Pilton Video.
I've secured the main location for the film shoot, we've settled on the date that shooting can begin (23rd June) and Episode 1 is written.
I wrote a Press Release and sent it to my local newspaper, the Falkirk Herald - not sure if they'll take it anywhere or not, but it's worth trying. I've put a call out on facebook for cast and music and a call on media muppet for cast.
And I sorted out my new website and updated it with info about Bite Sized Chunks. You can find my website here.
Not bad for day one of my project.
This blog will be regularly updated with progress and, when we have them, images.
It's all go from here... :)