As you know, I’ve been debating whether or not I should go to Montreal for the holidays. On the one hand, I haven’t seen mom and sis since Christmas 2019 and I feel I’d be relatively safe staying at mom’s since she has been in lockdown since March. On the other hand, I worry that my living in an apartment building at the heart of the city could put my 86 year old mother at increased risk. I was thinking of precautions I could take – renting a car and driving instead of flying, getting tested prior to leaving – and was discussing this with my sister this afternoon when THIS news broke –
Elderly people living alone are permitted ONE guest – meaning that, if I did go, whenever sis came by, I would have to go outside and wait in her car for the duration of her visit.
Anyway, the decision has been made for me. This will be my first solo Christmas with Akemi and Suji.
And what are your holidays plans?
While Hollywood sleeps, progress continues on my various projects. Tomorrow, I complete a first draft of my pilot outline for Project F. It comes in at a robust 35 pages! It’s been fun building this rather complex world and characters, and I consider myself fortunate that my commissioning executive is a true sci-fi fan.
Meanwhile, the TimEscape bible and scripts will be going out to a terrific actor in the hopes that he loves the material enough to attach himself to the project. Fingers crossed because he’s not only talented and would be fantastic in the role, but I hear he is wonderful to work with – which, at the end of the day, is everything.
So, how about a little Yes/No…
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) December 3, 2020