Thursday, May 26, 2005

Story Meeting

Had a great meeting today with David Tillman over at Velvet Steamroller for the film I'm writing for them. These are the guys that produced 2001 MANIACS and the upcoming LAST HORROR PICTURE SHOW (which I'm tangentially involved in).

We talked about the movie and what it was going to be like, and more importantly what it wasn't going to be like. I think we're on the same page story-wise and he's asking the right questions from me, and giving good answers to my questions. He's a smart guy and understands what it takes to make a movie. The relationship still the new car smell to it. We'll see how it goes after we get through the sweaty road trip that is developing a movie.

[Oh, by the way, I got this gig the old fashioned way by letting them see my work and knowing someone in the company to champion it. They read my stuff, liked what I had to offer, and sent me some material to make a pitch. So when they say, "You've got to have material and you have to know someone," it's true. ]

I won't tell you the title yet as it's a big clue to the type of monster we're developing, but I've spent the rest of the afternoon working on the characters and doing some research. I'm going to have to raise my game to make this all 'real' then 'really scary'.

Wish me luck...

4 comments:

Rock said...

Good luck, look forward to hearing more!

RogerRmjet said...

Best of luck, Bill. It's "behind-the-scenes" updates like this that really help inspire those of us still struggling to get somewhere. Thanks!

Aric Blue said...

<< So when they say, "You've got to have material and you have to know someone," it's true.>>

Yes, or just go out and film it yourself! (in my case)

Congrats. And I finally updated my blog that I forgot I had created...

Jeff O'Brien said...

Luck dude. Will be in the LA area the last week of June and first week of July to watch the shoot - will try and get in touch.

Jeff