Saturday, February 12, 2005

[The Limit] Simplify, Simplify, Simp.

Yesterday I worked on the pitch while hungover. Maybe that's what caused my dread that my edits hadn’t improved anything. Anyway, decided to simplify and de-cliché remaining scenes. Then pitched to Andrew.

Pitching to someone else is fun. You learn lots about your movie quickly. We agreed the goal now is to reduce it down to about 5 minutes and emphasise the structure is a cross-cutting chase movie (like Changing Lanes or 24).

This pitch will be my guide when I write the first draft. The emotional story in these 8 pages is clearer than the 60 page treatment that I sent to Andrew and Ainsley.

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