Hello, my friends! Poisonpetal is officially in the midst of a new production! Mini-not-really-but-kinda spoilers ahead!
This is the closest thing to a “sci-fi” plot that I’ve ever come up with. Technically, it is a sci-fi plot (even if the end product doesn’t feel too spacey). It involves time travel and currently goes by the working title Dear 16-Year-Old Me, which probably gives you a good idea of what the thing’s about. That working title is pretty sure to change, though I’ve no idea what to.
Here’s the great thing about the idea of the film: It’s cute, funny, and probably going to run under 7 minutes. That means that it can realistically fit into tons of short film fest schedules. We are hoping to beat my current festival record, which is only 3, but that’s not so bad considering that everything I’ve made is super long, and that my current record-holder was over 20 minutes and included a karaoke scene. Essentially, this one has much better chances, which is cool! Also, it’s great for by-women-for-women festivals, comedy festivals, and sci-fi festivals. I really can’t get over how funny it is that I technically wrote a sci-fi thing. New experiences all around!
We filmed both Saturday and Sunday mornings this weekend. Starting by 7 am and waking around 5:30, so we were doing mornings pretty damn hard. Below you will find some on-set pictures. We still have a voice over to record, less than a third of the filming left, and a vibey song to write for the ending. Then there’s the editing, of course, but that’s a whole nother ballgame in which I play very little part. Adam, who filmed this business, will be doing that. Mackenzie, who was the subject of all of our shoots this week, and I have decided that for fem film fest submissions we will keep Adam’s name out of the credits, instead giving him the title “Male Slave.” Cinematography and editing by Male Slave. With the sleepy hahas, we found that quite funny.
Kayla’s Injury/Illness For Good Luck (?)
With Insomnia it was a tick bite and Lyme Disease. During Life as a Canvas I got elbowed in the nose. I woke up with almost pink-eye one day of The Real Ex-Wives of Pittsburgh filming, which resulted in a panic attack. This time what was the luck-bestowing-malady and/or curse symptom? My first ever migraine! Woooooooo! I spent all the hours from 1 pm Saturday through nowish hiding in my dark room and re-upping on pain meds, all the hours that I wasn’t filming that is! I’m like clockwork, but that’s just the life.
Updates on the art to come, as always!