Career outlook

The pups are ok! Little Mister gave me a concern for a second, but right now they are all back to normal and Posey has taken all her medication.

I’ve been doing good! I have written over 1000 words in the last two days, which is getting me back on track with my script process. I need to get this outline done before I leave, and then hopefully do a couple more drafts before I get back. Also I got asked to apply for a job for next year which I think I would be really awesome at. Actually a prof from my last semester gave the person who contacted me my email, which was really sweet because I didn’t know she thought of me that favourably. So I’m gonna get my resume all polished up and ready to go. It won’t be for a while yet.

If that works out it will open the door for me getting more jobs in that field, which would significantly improve my financial outlook. And it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I would talk more about it but I don’t want to jinx it!

I’ve been submitting 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99 to a whole bunch of festivals. Which means I’ve been paying some entry fees. So far I haven’t had to pay any crazy entry fees, just small sums here and there. But I hope it works out! Actually a festival in Palm Springs requested to screen it in March! I didn’t even submit it there, the programmer saw it and wanted it. And it’s been accepted to another couple of festivals, one in Toronto and another elsewhere in Ontario. And I believe it is showing in San Francisco in February or something? I also found out an older film of mine, Madness In Four Actions, will screen in France sometime soon. So I have to get my shit together around that. I need to back up my laptop too actually. Maybe I should do that tomorrow. It takes at least 4 hours to copy everything onto one of my hard drives. I’ve got about 6TB worth of external hard drive space and I haven’t utilized it as well as I should.

I really like my career. I’ve been doing it since I was 16 and I am still totally into it. I like that my challenges are getting bigger and better. There’s a chance I might be able to get some significant development money for the script I wrote for my thesis project. I really hope so! I still need to find a producer. I’ve spoken about it here and there when I’m at festivals and they ask what my next projects are, and it keeps getting a really interested response from people. I know SOMEONE is gonna want to be involved. It’s just difficult. I need to find a Telefilm approved producer because they want producers to have made a certain amount of work within the last two years. And from what I understand the list is very short. I should ask my friend again, she had a list of people she knew were approved. But really, the gatekeeping for making a feature film is pretty weird. The realistic thing is for me to get a microbudget feature made, BUT this project is NOT possible with a microbudget. What a headache.

I’m going home for Christmas soon! December 10th! I’m excited to see some of my friends! And my family! And the pups are coming with me. I’m getting more used to having them on the plane. When we went the first time I was so worried, but Westjet does a good job with pets.

Anyway, it’s late, I guess I should go to bed!

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