Over the last month or so, a number of associates and / or people connected with them have been moving forward with adventurous film projects ie both Short & Feature Film Projects.
Several people (including myself) have been passing over scripts to a handful of trusted individuals who've been both kind enough and consistent with providing necessary constructive feedback to help with story development. (And I of course, have been providing essential constructive feedback too)
Films are being made, are about to be made or some scripts have several more months of essential development before they'll be ready to film etc.
The great thing, is that out of this, a number of Acting opportunities have arisen - some for myself and some for others - which of course is always a good thing.
Getting more and more involved with helping other Creative Individuals & Groups etc. with their projects will pay-off in the long run - as I'll be calling on them from time-to-time when it comes to needing assistance with projects that require input from others to get them completed.
RE: Potential Film Projects
Had a couple of meetings today about potential opportunities to collaborate with others in the very near future.
Just getting out there talking with different people gives you a great buzz.
I'll have to work on some more meetings though - because you can never have enough ;O)
Gathering momentum once a Creative Project gets off the ground is a great feeling - People get a natural high from buzzing around with Direction and Purpose - they're highly energized and communicative, almost like it's effortless, like it's not even work (even though we all know that many hundreds or thousands of hours are often poured into each creative project from conceptualisation through to planning, organisation of resources, development (re-planning/re-organisation), execution and review - often involving a large number of people, both directly and indirectly).
However, I've found in lots of cases , as have many of my Self-Employed and Employed Colleagues, that when it comes to getting started, people love a 'good talk' or a 'good boast' or a 'good old moan/whinge', but rarely move with clarity on their word. This is not to say that everything has to be written in blood to justify how serious one is - but more about there needing to be a general 'Rule of Thumb' that says that....
We must spend less and less time:-
Wasting other peoples' time
Having our own time wasted
We need to get crystal clear about our vision and our objectives.
We need to seek the most authentic support / help / advice accessible to us.
We need to find the right people to work with by being civil, professional and direct about who we are and what we hope to or plan to achieve.
People need to hear honesty NOT bullshit!
We need to not only Plan / Schedule, but actually Act on what we set out to do with Deadlines set - in order to monitor our progress - thereby being able to tweak our goals/plans as we move forwards or change direction for the right reasons (sometimes we just have to abandon certain projects or parts of projects)
But the only way we'll find out, is if we take calculated risks by making a start, continuing forwards, gaining strength and momentum as we make progress.
So, let's just 'Get to It' and 'Enjoy the ride' :O)