(Continued from part 2.)
We had a story for Nearly a Knight (still known as Smoke and Mirrors at this point) going pretty well. There was still something missing, and we didn’t yet know how everything was going to play out from start to finish, but we were pretty optimistic about it. All that was required was someone writing a first draft.
Enter Script Frenzy 2011. *sniffle* I’m sorry, I need a moment…
(Script Frenzy was discontinued after 2012, sad to say. We miss you!)
Okay, moving on. In case you don’t know what Script Frenzy was (I’m gonna cry here), it was this great little challenge, quite like NaNoWriMo, where you had to write a 100-page screenplay in one month. The month of April, to be precise.
I’d done Script Frenzy in 2009, then taken a break for 2010. I was itching to get back to screenwriting in 2011, and I challenged Rebekah to go for it, too. My script was a contemporary drama called Bellwether, which I may tell you about later. But we’re interested in Nearly a Knight, which Rebekah grabbed for her project. We were off to the races. Read More
(Continued from part 1.)
Nearly a Knight, at this point known as Smoke and Mirrors, was stuck. We weren’t sure what was wrong, but we knew we wanted to fix it. There was a great story here and we wanted to get at it.
So it shouldn’t come as too much surprise that surrounding our work on A House for Marge in November, 2010, we began once again to explore Mortimer’s adventures with Annette and Buckle.
Things happened all over the place. Rebekah got to work developing characters. She fleshed out Annette very nicely, but Mortimer was a sticking point.
Finally, we realized what was up: Mortimer was unlikeable. Read More
Folks, I’d like to tell you about a screenplay we’ve been writing. Right now, the working title is Nearly a Knight. It’s an exciting fantasy story with all kinds of twists and turns, and we’re really excited about it. But it’s been a long road getting to where we’re at now. That’s the story I want to tell. The story of the development of Nearly a Knight.
Almost every story begins without a title, and this one was no different. One day, back in November of 2009, we were all sitting around the table after a meal. The conversation turned to new movie ideas and somebody mentioned iSundae. We had sworn off any ideas of a threequel, but it kept on coming up. Something was drawing us to it.
In the midst of the discussion, we started talking about how it was too bad that two of our favorite characters from iSundae II never got a chance to interact in the film. Those characters were Gwenanda and Fonsuger. Read More
I’m quite excited to let everyone that I (Jordan) am the editor for a short film directed by Katie Daniels. I had a great time directing her for Month of the Novel (she wrote the episode The Trap), and now I’m thrilled to swap roles and let her direct me.
The film is called Colordeath and I encourage you to head over to the official website and get all the details there. In the meantime, I’m busily logging footage and smiling at the beauteousness that Katie and her crew shot for this project. This is gonna be good and I feel very privileged to be a part of it.
Now please excuse me. I’ve got to get back to work.
I’m pleased to announce that Simply Charlotte Mason has released the Handicrafts Made Simple: Knitting DVD that we shot back in March. We’re very happy with how this one cut together and we had a lot of fun doing it.
But other vague news? Yeah. I know we’ve been quiet lately, but that’s not from a lack of projects. There’s been all sorts of interesting story development and screenwriting going on, but those things don’t make very interesting blog posts, so… More coming when we have something exciting to talk about!