Friday, April 04, 2008

Hope and Disappointment

Something I've learned over the years is that as a writer you need a thick skin. The thicker the better. You've probably heard this said before, but it needs repeating, as it's so true.

Static Films were due to film my ten minute short The Dead Side Of Life, but because of unforeseen circumstances this is, for now, not possible. I had high hopes for this short film. The director had a track record in music videos, he was enthusiastic about the script and above all he understood what I was trying to do.

But sometimes even with the best of intentions, and despite the amount of preparation, things can still fall through. You have two choices; take it personally and curse your luck, or put it down to experience and move on to your next project. If you choose the first option you're never going to get anywhere as a writer.

I chose the second option. One door closes, another opens.


potdoll said...

that's really disappointing Dom. But you've got the right attitude.

Maybe you could even make it yourself...

Lucy V said...

It's a bitch, but I've lost count of the number of times this has happened to me too.

Keep your pecker up!

Your woodpecker that is. Mine's called Simon and is an alcoholic but we're working on getting through it.

Jason Arnopp said...

What Potdoll said. And sorry to hear that, sir.

Gareth Michael Turpie said...

Sorry to hear the film's not going to happen yet, Dom.

Here's hoping that other door opens real soon.