This mornings 9 o'clock lecture was cancelled due to the lecturer having a sore throat. But I hope he didn't feel too bad because it meant that I got to go off with mum and dad and have a 'Birthday Morning' with them, which was lovely.
At 11 a.m I faced MAKING IT IN THE MEDIA, a module that has strangely started to grow on me. I suddenly realised halfway through that I need to come up with a film idea. Very quickly.
We are expected to pitch our film idea in December.
Not just pitch, but have a full package ready for 'selling' too.
The thing is, I have a lot of 'cherries to pick' (as our lecturer for this module puts it - slightly bemused by that analogy but never mind) I have a lot of stories and ideas to go on, but I keep getting stuck. Nothing really moves me.
The only stories that move me are those connected to Turkey in some way and yet I feel so far away at the moment...
We aren't allowed to pitch a feature film. It has to be short and it has to be a newish idea.
I've mused over a film about identity, a possible romance, perhaps ageism...
None of the ideas are burning.