August 11, 2015 at 10:23AM

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Creative Assembly Required

Writers, actors, directors... Lend me your ears!

I'm in a writer/director in a creative sticky patch. I recently had 2 short scripts progress into the latter stages of Screencraft's Short
Screenplay comp. Very encouraging for me, as I'm an autodidact in all things filmmaker.

The trouble I have now... What next? I was incredibly encouraged by this acknowledgement, but I feel the scripts I've written aren't the grand scale of storytelling I want to deliver. I live in Toronto and really want something that incorporates the city in all it's metropolitan grittiness.

The trouble is, I spread myself too thin. I'm writing short scripts, prepping 3 feature length scripts (writing one, with the intention to submit to The Blacklist), writing a graphic novel, and rewriting a TV pilot I will be submitting to a comp. I'm really not sure which avenue to pour all my effort into? I have actors that want to work with me and they like my material. As do various artists that like what I've written (so far) of the graphic novel.

I love all equally, it's just getting that focus and maintaining it throughout, without losing sight of the other endeavors, and managing a 9-5.

So anyone who has been in a similar position, please, sound off in the comments below. Hopefully we can all help each other.

Thanks.

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Congrats and continued success, Tom!

August 18, 2015 at 3:50PM

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I would say go grab a good camera for taking pics and bus around the city and take lots of pics until you find a pic that inspires you then go back to your works in progress and apply it to the one that jumps out at you most...

good luck with the comps!

October 23, 2015 at 3:00AM

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Searean Moon
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Much appreciated!

October 24, 2015 at 10:51PM

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Tom Warwick
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