I planned this film meticulously. I wrote the script in 5 pages as I wanted to be precise. This meant I didn’t have to cut out any of my favourite scenes. I worked with the co-producer around 2nd draft and communicated my concerns. I reworked the script to how I wanted it. He supported me in finding appropriate actors. Everyone collaborated perfectly with no arguments and stress.
The film needed to be 5 minutes so I created scenes that were one-minute long. The original script was 7 pages and I edited down to 5. Nothing about it really changed in the filming process due to the careful planning. Each scene showcased the characters perfectly. I imagine what they look like and feel like in my head, including how they express themselves. Sometimes I don’t allocate gender to the characters as it can limit them.
The idea came when I was youth group in Drogheda. There was a former member talking about her life, the way she was raised was similar to Sylvia Plath. I gave out three ideas in college that were off the wall for college and spoke to my tutors. We felt that this one would be the easiest to do in our time.
I want to use this to build a portfolio, demonstrate my talent and ability to learn and hopefully get a job. I think it’s important that I recognise I don’t know everything, I want to learn and build my experience and skills.