Well, it’s the beginning of a new year. So it’s time for me to see what I still don’t have finished from 2014.
Two of my films topped my list. The first, a documentary that is likely still years from being finished.
The second is a short film I made and probably would not have made had I not been filming the above-mentioned documentary that had me driving from Austin, Texas to Portland, Oregon every 5 to 13 weeks for two years.
On one of my drives, I listened to two years worth of Escape Pod– a brilliant podcast which acts as an audio book medium for speculative fiction short stories.
One of the stories I heard struck a chord with me as a filmmaker and, as it was ending, I thought – that would make a great short film.
The story was THE GHOST OF A GIRL WHO NEVER LIVED by Keffy R. M. Kehrli.
As it happens, I knew Keffy. We had met during filming of my documentary.
We had a nice conversation and I secured the rights to adapt the story.
I wrote an interesting adaptation, but in the end failed to pull it off as a film. I feel bad about that because I love Keffy’s story and wanted to expose it to a new audience in an exciting way.
Such a waste of a wonderful cast!
Below is a teaser I threw together that may be the only look you’ll get at my attempt to film this story.
[anybody got Alejandro Jodorowsky’s email address!]