Life has turned upside down already and we’re hardly through with the first phase of the That Four Letter Word rollout. The summer heat is only making things all the more hectic.
And, that’s because I’ve decided to stay indoors during the day and work nights. So please don’t bother calling me anytime before lunch. The only time I get to sleep is between six a.m. and noon.
We’ve had trade enquiries from around the world, proposals for two other films this year, one of which we’re scheduled to shoot this summer. Thankfully, a friend’s chipping in to handle distribution.
I desperately need a holiday to go finish the script. I think I will manage to take the next week off under the pretext of doing a travel feature.
But before I take off, there’s so much temptation all around. There’s World Cup cricket, there are a dozen new DVDs lying around waiting to be watched, there’s ‘Heroes,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Prison Break,’ (second season) and ‘My Name is Earl’ to catch up on, there’s the Roof Top Film Festival this weekend, there are meetings lined up with investment consultants this being the year end and all, a couple of other script-discussion meetings and I need to do all of this without reducing the time I spend with my darling girlfriend. So even if the personal blog isn’t updated too often, do drop in at Sudermovies. Given the volume of movies I watch and the nature of my job, I don’t have a choice but to discuss films.
I’m looking forward to the Roof Top Film Festival. From what I heard from Sagaro, we had an interesting line-up of films — a couple of low budget indie films from America (Primer and Hard Candy have been shortlisted) and at least a couple of first low-budget films by master directors (there’s a choice between George Lucas’s THX 1138, Christopher Nolan’s ‘Following,’ Roman Polanski’s ‘Knife in the Water,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘Duel‘.
Would be good to watch these again and discuss them with an enthusiastic bunch of movie buffs who have signed up for the all-nighter movie marathon. Given that most of those who have registered are young movie buffs and aspiring filmmakers, I think films like these will go a long way to inspire them to make films.
It’s seven in the morning, already an hour into my bedtime. Pardon the rambling.