Monday, March 19, 2007

A short film

I am making a movie.
I am applying to a few European film schools and part of this process requires a portfolio, included in which must be a completed short film. Now, I have been preparing a portfolio for the last couple of years. It has film treatments a few scripts in it, but no produced pieces. I'm fucked.
Now, I have less than a month to get this thing together-- and to make things a lot worse, because none of my other scripts can be shot with my very limited resources, I had to come up with something different.
Oh, and this is my last semester and it just so happens that I need to graduate all of the classes that I am taking.
So, between that and actually planning the rather expensive celebratory weekend my parents are hosting for the actual commencement, I am going slowly crazy...
Making movies are fun. I like them. I like the process, and I like the people. But I am terrified this monster is going to be awful because I won't have the time (or energy) to commit to it I need.
We'll see.

Other complications in Serena's life right now:
I am on a diet for lent: 1200 calories/day
I have a boyfriend-- who is not my boyfriend, but is.
I need to find a place to live this summer.
I need to find a job for this summer-- which is next to impossible considering the town's population drops from around 30,000 to 5,000 during the summer and no one is hiring.
I am broke.
I have no bedroom window treatments to cover the five very large-- street side windows in my bedroom.
Did I mention I've been living off 1200 calories/day?

Things that make Serena very happy right now:
It's springtime and the Palouse is a rolling sea of green wheat.
The bulbs in my yard are already blooming and yesterday it was in the 60's.
I am getting my haircut this week.
As I type, the day is getting warmer, the sun brighter, and summertime camping and road trips that much closer!

I am also that much closer to finishing my film. Wish me luck.
--just don't expect to hear from me anytime soon.

**Last year at this time, I was on my amazing trip to Croatia--you know, the one I never blogged about. However, visit my photos/hvratska blog to see some of the sights and read a few short anecdotes. Enjoy!