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Wanna see how a true independent film gets made?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:48 pm
by evannblack
I'm making my first feature film "Wildflower" and have set up a website to give you real insight on my journey to getting this project made. It's still in its early stages, but I figured anyone visiting this site might find the site interesting. The web address is www.helpmakemyfilm.com.

Re: Wanna see how a true independent film gets made?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:04 am
by bigpoppa_2059
Might I just say Evann that you are a very attractive woman...now that that's outta the way...I might be able to donate a buck or two to your site (being an avid Paypal-er).

Re: Wanna see how a true independent film gets made?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 1:03 pm
by evannblack
Hey Big Papa,

Any donation helps and is appreciated. There's a donate button on the front page if you just want to donate a dollar, if you want to donate more go to the donate page. All donations & sales from the website are made through PayPal so you know the payments are on a secure site.

Thanks for visiting the site and keep checking back. The first wacky stunt will be announced within the next two weeks. I had a few hurdles to overcome with finding sponsors but I've figured out a way around it.

Evann Black
www.helpmakemyfilm.com

Re: Wanna see how a true independent film gets made?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:43 am
by groom_daniel
I really admire your initiative. I'm an MA student majoring in scriptwriting, and I was wondering what draft you're up to in your rewrite? I hope your film gets made. I'll try to denote some money.

Re: Wanna see how a true independent film gets made?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:54 pm
by evannblack
That would be rewrite 10+. I stopped counting after 10. I've done a lot of work to refine the script and make every scene mean something. I've also made the script in so many variations with the end result different each time.

The last rewrite that I did though was the one where I knew I was on the right track. The original 1st draft script went from a "Mahogany" type story to more of a "Leaving Las Vegas" feel. I'm sure you can imagine how many scripts were in between. Everytime you rework a script, you usually find new elements that you could never have seen in the first draft. I know once I'm done with this rewrite, I will be tweaking until we shoot but this is the complete story now. I don't feel like I'm missing something, I just feel 100% confident in what I have. I never felt like that before with this project.

Good luck at MA. As an actress I always had a lot of respect for the writers but since I started writing my own projects, that respect has grown 10-fold. People mistake the director as being the heart of a good film but they're wrong. Any great film starts with the script. There are plenty of great directors but if the script is awful, there is nothing anyone can do (director, actors, or even special effects) to salvage the film (ie. Jurassic Park II).

Keep track of what's going on and tell your friends. The more support I get helps the momentum. And if you've ever worked on an independent set before, you know all you have to lean on are the people helping you.

Evann Black
www.helpmakemyfilm.com