Monday, March 16, 2009

Script Writing

I will be taking a break from blogging till May 1st, 2009.

I will be rewriting the movie Born of Marrow.

The original script has a long and twisted story. The first draft was written in the most strange way. I started the story in the middle with the most heart breaking death scene I could write and then worked towards the beginning and end.

The first person I showed it to was Wayne Owens and he told me to toss it in the trash can.
Wayne was as close as I had as a mentor and I can say honestly this didn't slow me down at all.

After I finished the second draft I decided to make the script into a movie. While many of the concepts in the story were very good, spelling and structure were lacking. My friend Ed Downs wrote the third draft of the script.

I will be rewriting the second draft of the script for legal reasons I don't care to get into now.
I'm going back to my experimental roots with this version and will be writing a Branch Movie.

Multiple versions of the movie will be written into a single script.

Branch Movies may be the future of movies.

The Failure of Born of Marrow was the biggest mistake of my life.

I rewrote Born of Marrow as an epic poem about the end of the world. I want to shoot this as a movie but do not have the funds to do so now. 4-29-2009


иidhi S said...

This actually seems amazing... I wish aLL the Luck to you.
and failure is waht refines you towards success... so just keep the game on.

**Thumbs Up!!** :D

Robert A Vollrath said...

Thanks nidhi S

Its not how many times you fall down,
its how many times you get back up.

Désirée said...

I wish you the best of luck. Don't give up. The movie industry need script like yours.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Born of Marrow is both the most praised and most hated of all my scripts. Dealing with tough subjects from rape to group murder for survival it hides within the text the failure and pain of my divorce in ways I'm just starting to understand.

I have read many blogs on scriptwriting but yours is the only one I made a connection with.

Thanks Desiree for all your posts on your blog. It gave me the courage to go back and rework the greatest artistic failure of my life.

Nardeeisms said...

Robert, I have learned that there actually no such thing as artistic failure. There is, however, such thing as artistic growth and rework just happens to be a part of it. You are growing...

Wishing you more awesome wonders...


Robert A Vollrath said...

How true your words are Nards.

Thank you for the comment:)