It’s a tough week for me.
A week filled with nerve-wracking things like pitching my TV show and my film, while also having actors read through my play for the fund-raiser.
Yesterday, we pitched our TV shows. Mine went well and the panel really liked the idea of it.
Last night, my 10-minute play was read by actors. I noticed some problems with it that I’ll need to fix before I submit it to any contests, but what an experience! The woman casted as my hockey mom character was bang on! And it was just a cold read through, which means she hadn’t ever seen the script before. I can’t wait to see what she does between now and rehearsal and then the reading on Monday! The others were great too, but I really felt that she brought it off the page the most. Oh, my teacher’s husband was awesome too. He’s a professional voice actor and has one of those voices that could make just about anything sound good.
But that meant I was at the college a little passed 9 pm last night. I didn’t get home until slightly after 10 pm and hadn’t had supper yet. It was around 11 pm by the time I had eaten.
Today, I’m fighting one hell of a headache. It’s one of those ones where I can’t tell if it’s actually my neck hurting, lack of sleep, lack of food, an allergic reaction, or something else like the stress of pitching my feature film earlier today.
Speaking about the feature film pitch, it didn’t go great. I realized it should be longer, but tried to add things in after the part I had memorized and that made it seem like my story arc is a mess when it’s not a mess in the script. We’ve been told by some people not to compare our films to other films and to do so by others. It’s falling out of favour supposedly, but I think I need to for mine to help set the mood for my pitch properly and reduce confusion.
Anyway, I came into this day much like a warrior would, having poor sleep and other really not ideal things going on. That’s life though.
In the end, it doesn’t matter so much that it didn’t go well because I’ll have more opportunities to fix it and I learned key things that will help me do so. Were it a sword though, I would be dead. Instead, I learned a lot that will hopefully help me do well in the future.
With only a couple of weeks until the big pitch trip in Toronto, I’ll be rewriting my pitch and testing it on friends before I go.
And that’s how life’s river flows today.