This evening, a wonderful group of actors--many of whom are my classmates in Krakower-trained Vance Barber's ongoing on-camera acting class--are doing a table read of my first cutting of THE WINTER'S TALE for a film adaptation, which I hope to shoot in Oregon, in the desert (Sicilia) and on the coast (Bohemia). I have no idea from whence the $300,000 I'll need to shoot this film will come! But, so far the project is already worthwhile, as I delve deeper into an understanding of why this play grips me as it does, and as acting friends come out to play with it!
Our next step will be to write a budget from the next version of the script--which will be the product of tonight's table read--and, then, put together a fund raising campaign, which we'll anchor with social media and a website. I established an LLC, '47th Avenue Films,' both for producing THE WINTER'S TALE and, I hope, future films, for which I already have several ideas; e.g., I have a lifetime attraction to what critic Stanley Kaufman used to call "the physical culture," which is the world of outdoor recreation and athletics around which I grew up, and have often lived, for which I have respect and love, and about which I'd love to make some little films.
As Paulina says, "it is required you do awake your faith."