Big news, guys. The next few weeks are going to be very exciting as I embark, along with my co-writer and co-producer, Joan Macbeth, and our director, Sarah Hedar, on the adventure of making our first short film, Honestly Charlotte.
Honestly Charlotte is a comedy about a corporate job interview gone sideways. If you've ever wanted to cut through the dynamic-synergy-nonsense business-speak and just say what's in your head, you'll relate to this film. Think Office Space meets Gilmore Girls and you'll be on the right track.
Right now, we're in pre-production, and we'll be shooting later this month. We locked in our location this week, we're in the midst of casting (I play Charlotte; the casting notice for the other role can be found here) and assembling our crew. It takes a village to make a film and so far our village has some lovely inhabitants. (We do still have some crew positions open; see here.)
One thing that's very important to us as we create this film is to do it with an all-female cast, crew, and production/post-production team. Too often, in our business, women get short shrift, or our abilities and competencies are second-guessed. That's not going to happen on our set. We have full confidence that we can and will find qualified women for every single position and so far, we've done just that. Oh, and the film more than passes the Bechdel-Wallace test. Flying colours and then some.
I'll be posting updates here when I'm able, and you can also follow our progress on IMDB. The film's website will go up in the next few weeks and it will become the hub for news. We're planning to submit to festivals, and we'll keep you updated on any acceptances and screenings. You'll also be able to follow us on Twitter at @honestcharlotte.
That's all for now, but I'll keep you posted as we go!