Saturday, 10 November 2007

Success!!

I got onto the metlab scheme! Hoorah!


For those that don’t know, the scheme is being run by John Sweeney of the London Metropolitan University. He’s looking to develop a slate low budget but interesting and commercial films, based on the theories in his book - Successful Business Models for Filmmakers.


They’ve selected 4 spec monkeys (including me! Sorry did I mention that already?) We’ve got to meet with John and his script editor - our very own Lucy - every 6 weeks for 9 months, and at the end of it they‘ve got some big companies willing to look at the slate. Should be fun, and I’ve got a deadline to deliver a first draft by 8th January. So big up to Lucy for the heads up on that.

In other news, I didn’t get to the Finals of the BSSC, the shortlist for Digital Shorts, or the Red Planet shortlist (but props to Andy C, who did) Worked out I’ve entered about 31 competitions/scheme in the last two years, so one success, and two and a bit* near misses ain’t bad at all.

I’ve also won a 3 month free trial for lovefilm.com, thanks to those nice people at Euroscript. I got my first DVDs this AM, including the first part of Doctor Who Key to Time Box Set. Been looking forward to watching Episode One all day - Tom Baker. The Time Tunnel Titles. On a Dark Autumn Saturday Evening. After the football results. Mmm. Marvellous. Enduring image, isn’t it? Hmm?


If you need me, I’ll be behind the sofa : )



* I got to the ¼ finals of one competition, but so did about 2000 others, so I‘m not counting that.

11 comments:

Jon Peacey said...

Congrats on Metlab!

(And METAlab is still a better name! LOL)

Lianne said...

Congrats on Metlab! Commiserations on the others.

Helen Smith said...

Good news on Metlab, Martin x

Chip Smith said...

From one METLAB spec monkey to another, congratulations!

Lucy is already making intimations that she's going to decapitate my script (and probably me as well), so things are bound to get interesting!

Elinor said...

Hello Martin, third METLAB spec monkey here. What was that about monkeys and typewriters...?

martin said...

Ta all, and welcome chip and elinor

Far away said...

go Martin!

Oli said...

Well done you. What did you enter?

martin said...

ta far away and Oli - 'tis a psychological thriller called Technicolor Oli.

Piers said...

Congratulations!

pillock said...

Great job on metlab--make the most of it.