The End Game of Wide Angle's End Game
Last night was the Showcase. All us what done the 12 week Wide Angle's Round 8 End Game challenge - setting ourselves a goal and shooting for the moon, supported all the way by the wonderful Emma, Abi and Robert, got together and celebrated our work.
It was satifying and encouraging to hear everyone's stories and struggles. There were outright successes - the stated goals were achieved. There were modified goals that were met with moderate success. Learnings were had and we all seemed genuinely impressed by each others' work. Then I got up to outline my goal, and my plan...
...and then I described what I actually achieved...
...but the joy of learning new skills is what End Game is really all about. Supported professional development is a rare beast in the creative industries, not least because governments couldn't give a shit about 'leftie' creatives starving while Gerry Harvey gets millions in fucking job-keeper. So this End Game opportunity was too good to miss, and the outcome, for all of us, was hugely positive.
For what it's worth, I'm now familiar with the depth of my ignorance of writing feature scripts, and can plan my next steps - a revised structure and third draft of the scene breakdown, after which the script will practically *ahem* write itself.
So, a shout-out to my fellow alumni, huge respect and gratitude to all at Wide Angle, and a massive thanks to the actors for participating in the read-throughs. Right, now back to work...
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