Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Karma Strikes again.

Well... I'm not to sure how to start this blog. I was looking forward to being free of filming and focusing my energies on my dissertation and editing, but sadly life had other plans for me.

After spending the last two months working hard contacting various people to book and get permissions in place for filming at all the locations last weekend, and trying everything under the sun to keep the band informed of where and when things would be happening, spending a small fortune on props and tapes (and locations), Saturday came and two of the Band members didn't turn up (one of them the crucial singer who was meant to be getting kidnapped by sydney) I was forced on the spot to completely revamp my script (with terrible results) and come Sunday for day two of filming I was so tired and disheartened that when the band member who we where meant to be working with on that day didn't turn up I just called of the rest of the days filming and set my crew home.

To put it bluntly the rest of that morning was a pretty bad one for me, For the last few months I have been solely dedicated to this project, I had put a lot of passion and energy into it and despite trying to be as organised as possible everything had fallen apart, not because of anything I had done wrong but because of people letting me down.

However. Come the afternoon, and knowing that my crit was coming up, I made a decision. I was not going to let this take me down! And so I began to consider options to move forward. I made a strong choice to ensure that my new plans would involve less people management and would mean I only (for most of the time anyway) had myself to rely on.

That in mind I knew I needed a fresh idea and storyline that would give me more control over my project. I knew that while shit happens to everyone, the people that stand out are the ones that can take that shit and turn it into gold. So with that I spoke to Paul for guidance and went into my crit yesterday ready not say how terrible things had gone, but instead to present a positive plan of how I was going to move ahead despite the stream of black fluff that had been sent my way at the weekend.

I don't want to give to much away about the new script until I have some stuff to show you guys, but hopefully by next week I'll have the script fleshed out and some cool images to put watch this space. :)


  1. I'm really impressed Searra, that's the spirit. Rock on.

  2. Cheers Mike I appreicate the support :) Hopefully this will turn out to be a blessing in disguise and I'll end up with something better than what I originally planned :)

  3. Sorry to hear things aren't going to plan. Keep pushing and I'm sure it will work out!


  4. As my mum would say to me at times like this, stick in till you stick out!

    Whatever that means :P

    Hope things take a turn for the better for ya.

  5. Ha ha thanks Murray, when things get tough I'll try to remember that. :P cheers for the support guys!