Thursday, April 4, 2019

First draft of script

It's always strange when you finish the first draft of a script. There are all the questions like will it be long enough, will the actors like it, will we be able to make it work as a totally emotional performance and does it tell the story I want it to.
It's always more difficult when you are telling a story from real life where you have actually met the family. It is important to tell their relatives story to the utmost.
Taking archive records and shaping the hopeful truth from the story the records tell us is always interesting. With the three stories in War in Mind two have a reasonable amount of information and the third is a paragraph on a page. I hope I've managed to tell all three stories with compassion and life and that this performance will be true to the memory of the people.