So I am back. I have taken long enough break from seriously concentrating on my work. Truth be know I took a break from it all. This includes writing here on a consistent basis. Now I am back in and I hope to build this blog and gain a reputation for a being one of the most informative film blogs on the internet.
So where am I in my film on sex trafficking and combat veteran issues that I am developing? Well I am in the middle of reading the book Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd. It is a great book on the subject of sex trafficking, giving both Lloyd’s own personal experience being trafficked, and stories of girls she has worked with. I have to knock this book out and start the next one. Off the top of my head I have about 11 books and countless articles to consume for this film and then I start writing. Research is so important to me. I feel I have to be an expert on the subject matter I am working on. Plus, I have to get it right in this film. The worst thing would be for someone come up to me and tell me my film got it wrong. I feel it would be a disservice to the subject if I get it wrong. I want it to be as realistic and accurate possible in order to give the viewer an understanding the issues I am talking about in this film. I also want to start a conversation in this country on sex trafficking and combat veteran issues. This is why I a filmmaker. It allows me to talk about subjects I feel are important, and allows me begin a conversation and I want to have with the viewer.
There is a lot of other things going on as well. I wrote about being the unit production manager for a short film. Well I got taken off that project. I will get into that in the future. As they say ‘”all will be revealed.” My partner Ken Anthony, AKA the hardest working man in the Tampa Bay area, is doing well. He acted in 2 different short films this weekend, and he and I will be getting together this week to discuss our projects. We have a lot on our plate and I feel we have some special projects ahead.
Here are some links you should check out.
Women in Film from Stage 32
LA Film Festival Entry Info