A little while ago I blogged about an old friend asking if I'd write a screenplay with him, based on a story I wrote in high school. We had our first meeting last night and I can say that I forgot how much I like creating stories, and specifically, how I'd like people to see them. I was at his house, sitting at his kitchen table, trying to explain my vision to him, and trying to understand his for three hours, and it felt like I'd been there for an hour. Before I knew what time it was my wife texted me, asking when I'd be home, and I couldn't figure out why she was asking so early, when I had really been there for like two hours. It makes me all the more excited to get going on the project. I'll have to relearn how to write screenplays (I learned in high school, but what do any of us remember from high school?). Short and sweet, it was a blast.
The real difficulty we face is that both of us are still in school, plus we have families and wives, and all the other things that keep you from projects like this. I'm going to try and write down some of our shooting ideas before they get lost in the void of other responsibilities. I'll try to make this a top priority this summer with his go-ahead and see how much of it I can get down on paper. Part of the difficulty is that we are setting it up in two parts right now, and the second part is still pretty ambiguous, though the first part must be FULLY thought out before we can really work on the second. We have thought of actors and actresses that, in our dream world, would of course play the parts for us do amazingly (they just have the look and acting style we'd want). Anyway, just thought I'd give an update for those interested.