It looks like it’s time for another monthly round up!
I didn’t get around to doing one of these in October because I was swamped with 31 Days of Reviews. I did write about my experience at the Women in Horror Film Festival which I attended at the beginning of the month. I also attended a paranormal presentation which I wrote about just recently.
So what’s coming up in November? Let’s see if I can break it down a bit.
Leals on Reels
On Halloween, E Leal Productions posted an experimental podcast episode of Leals on Reels. This experiment was a result of a poll I took on Facebook several months back. The poll indicated that my viewers would be interested in a podcast about film and television.
We’re still working on the logistics of it all, but we wanted to put out something to gauge the response. We learned some pretty vital things that will reflect in the more official launch.
Through this month, and through the end of the year, I’ll be working on the official format of this podcast. We’re also working to get some official music and a logo going. You can view the Halloween episode here, and you can expect to see more polished episodes in 2019.
Return to Sender Stuff
We’re still submitting my latest short film to festivals. There hasn’t been much good news yet, but we’re hoping that 2019 will bring some better things to share.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been showing the film to test audiences. There is one particular part in the film that I’ve been concerned about. These tests showed me that I needed to make a slight change to benefit the film. These changes have been made, and I’ll be adjusting the release date to account for this.
My hope is to also have some promotional images and a new trailer prepared for the film as well.
Earlier this year, I started talks to produce a documentary for E Leal Productions. My work for this hasn’t officially started yet though.
I requested a treatment, essentially a pitch for documentaries, by the end of the year. I haven’t heard much on this front for a while, so I’m including this in the November round up as a reminder. I need that treatment!
My time at the Women in Horror Film Festival gave me some inspiration for my next project. I still have to sit down to write it, but I have a strong idea of where I’m headed next.
Essentially, I have several short film ideas swirling around in my brain, but in many ways they’re all very similar. They’re all based on my nightmares. That’s where I get most of my ideas anyway.
I could either put out all of these individual short films about nightmares or I could find a way to combine them all and make a feature. I’m not exactly sure how I would go about pursuing the feature idea, but I’m going to try anyway. There isn’t any harm that can come from it. If it doesn’t work out, I always have the individual short film ideas to fall back on.
Here’s to creativity!