My sister and I used to go to the Oregon coast in January to celebrate her birthday. (I hope we start doing it again, Brigitte!) My goal was to make sure my little sis knew that she is loved and that I am filled with gratitude that she came into my life. We get a view of the ocean from our eco-friendly room, eat out for every meal, watch her favorite football team – this football thing perplexes me – and we make a vision board.
I love crafts, and I especially enjoy making crafts with B. Magazines all over the floor, scissors, glue, cutting, pictures, creating…what could be more fun than making crafts with your sister?
VISION BOARD MAGIC
Flash forward to today. I was organizing my office and found my stack of old vision boards between the desk and the wall. When I looked at the last one I did, I was shocked by what I saw. I had forgotten about that vision board when I moved into 2017.
Do you see the girl with the boom pole in her hand and the cameras in the left corner of the blog picture? (Let’s play where’s Waldo!) When I cut out those pictures and put it on my board, I had no idea two years ago that I would direct and produce a screenplay this summer that I wrote ten years ago. I had tried to sell it to Hollywood, giving up years ago.
But, make a full feature film is exactly what I did. In March of this year, over a cup of tea, a friend of mine suggested I make the film myself. I said, “What the hell!” I thought it would just be a fun project and I could say I made a movie and put it on YouTube. You know, one of those cheesy B movies that everyone makes fun of.
I’ve never made a movie before! I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
One thing led to another and all of a sudden, I had locations all over town, a full cast, a full crew and a full schedule for the entire summer. At the end of it all, we made a 2 hour, 5 minute psycho thriller that received a tremendous positive response at the community thank you screening, and soon it is being submitted to film festivals across the West Coast! Yeah, we did it and it’s good!