COMPLETED SCRIPT AND PRODUCTION.
About the project:
This project was formerly known as South Pacific Nights. It started off as a rom-com novel in the same mindset of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and after much revision, has changed since this production was completed. It’s now Elizabeth Gilbert’s EAT PRAY LOVE or Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun meets Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Since the book didn’t release, the trailer hasn’t been promoted. However, it’s still a good addition to my portfolio and one of my first completed, scripted productions. It propelled me to write, produce, and direct a second live-action book trailer, followed by a festival-ready short film, and now a feature production.
The journey to getting this trailer produced was pretty experimental and I wasn’t prepared for the direction I was on. Mainly because I had already resigned that I wouldn’t be able to do a live-action trailer and instead, focused on a smaller project, using video and photo stock.
Then out of nowhere, an opportunity to shoot the live-action trailer happened and I just rolled with it. Alot of business, personal, and creative lessons were learned from that project, mostly what NOT to do. But I’m grateful for the process and the journey.
The original story, a rom-com about the woman needing a vacay after a video about her and an NFL star goes viral, isn’t completely extinguished. It has a new title, character names and honestly, other than the sports angle and vacation, 60% of that story is different as well and in the editing phase.
Because SPN isn’t what it used to be, I haven’t released the video for promotion but it’s good to look back and see how I’ve matured as a producer since then. Overall, I got 2 new stories out of the process and a learning experience that prepped me for my first feature film in 2018.
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