This morning, I completed what I’m calling the “One Step Removed From the Polish” draft of my sci-fi/kpop mash-up for that big production company – streamlining, gamifying, adding a few more fun visuals and characters beats, and front loading a few of the surprise reveals into the pilot. One in particular will have viewers catching their breath – if all the pieces fall into place of course.
With that out of the way, I’ll be switching gears to jump on the second draft of the Promise of Blood (Powder Mage Trilogy) pilot, Some great notes from JB, Jamie and the gang. Hopefully, I’ll have it done by week’s end.
And with those two out of the way for the time being – and a rare window of opportunity while I await the go-ahead on a few other projects – I’ve decided to finally sit down and write the feature that’s been rattling around in my head for over a year. But before setting pen to paper (or, more appropriately, finger to keyboard), I’m going to need to do a little research by immersing myself in movies set in the 1930’s. On my short list: Of Mice and Men, Places in the Heart, Bonnie and Clyde, Paper Moon, Road to Perdition, Chinatown, The Sting, The Grapes of Wrath, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, Thieves Like Us, Murder Inc., Miller’s Crossing, Mildred Pierce, Kansas City, Emperor of the North, Dogville, King of the Hill, Lawless.
Your suggestions most welcome.
Really NOT looking forward to tomorrow, the day of my full annual physical. Starting at 7:15 a.m.(!) and over the course of three and half hours, I’ll be poked, prodded, tested, and have my diet critiqued by a nutritionist. I’ll get an ultrasound, an EKG, run full tilt on a treadmill for twenty minutes, then undergo a series of flexibility tests (spoiler alert: which I will all fail miserably) prompting the kinesiologist to send me home with some suggested daily exercises (spoilers alert: which I will never do). Maybe I’ll even solicit an opinion on my frozen shoulder. Once done, I’ll go return home where I’ll stew and worry as I await the results of my blood panel and urinalysis, wondering if this is the year my blood sugar and cholesterol levels catch up with me. As is the custom the night before, I had oatmeal for dinner which, of course, prompted Akemi to accuse me of trying to game the system – or, to be more specific, the blood analysis (spoiler alert: It won’t).
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— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) October 25, 2021
And while we’re on the topic of mustard…