I feel really attached to the story, probably because it’s a dramatized events that happened to me at one very important point in my life. Very dramatized of course for the comedic effect. While it might not exactly be a laugh out loud comedy, I don’t think I ever wanted it to be. I think there are layers to it that one must look through in order to understand. It’s very hard to squeeze some of the elements into a short film, and I think that’s why “MARA!” feels a little bit disjointed at times. It’s confusing and immature but that’s a good description of the main character, Mara. While the story is told from Adam’s point of view, I feel like it’s really Mara’s story. Maybe I’m just overthinking. Maybe I’m just too tired and need a good rest.
“I woke up Monday morning. Then I took a bubble bath. It was already Tuesday.”
Last few days have really felt like that. One day is Monday, next is Tuesday, then comes around Wednesday and so on and on. I am trying to capture that feel in this short film. It’s a very simple story, and I’m not trying to hide that. There is no deep meanings, unless you really want to dig in and break apart each line in the script. There is a lot of hidden humor that I hope some will get and just smirk like we all do when it comes to inside jokes. I have a strong faith that with a bit of time and passion, “MARA!”, can be something special.
Anyway, I could go on for few more minutes, but I rather not to. I am still trying to find ways to shorten the script. I feel like everything needs to be to the point. Enter, establish, and exit. Hopefully entertain while at it. The four “E’s” of writing? I don’t know I just made that up.
So as the update goes, I’m glad I’m finding people that are willing to help out on this project. I promise you it will be an exciting adventure into the unknown. And I hope that it will only lead in further. I have many stories I would like to tell, and I’m sure you do too…so together maybe we can all make it happen.
No, just let’s make it happen.
Current Cast/Crew list:
Anthony Natereli - Adam
??? - Mara
Joshua Michael - Ber
Shawn, Jason, Ryan, Julia, Ian.