So, the past couple weeks I’ve been in a last-minute frenzy (the best way I find to write) to finish the screenplay for a feature film version of Leave.
Yeah, we’re now – no jokin’ – just days away of getting Leave, the short film version*, in the can and we will soon be submitting the production (and let me tell ya, it’s been one hell of a production (to say the least)) to all the various and sundry film festivals throughout the lands near and far.
And, as we’re all hoping (I know, I know all you hardcore military grunts – HOPE IS NOT A COURSE OF ACTION!), and some of us are even borderline expecting, that there will be some interest after seeing the short film from the moneyed movie moguls who will be out there cruising all the various and sundry festivals looking for their next feature film project.
If that’s the case and there is interest in backing a full-length version of “Leave” by the said moneyed movie moguls well we surely must be able to snap out before them a fresh and tasty screenplay of a full-length version of “Leave.”
Hence, the current frenzy.
Anyway, because the feature film I envision, and one which I am in a frenzy writing towards, is dark and melancholic, I need to daily get myself into a dark and melancholic writing mood.
And who better to get me into these dark and melancholic moods than none other than a bunch of musically inclined, depressed, pasty white boys like yours truly (sans the depression** and the musical inclinations, of course).
So, in case you were thinking to yourself, Hey, I wonder what that pasty white boy Brindley listens to when he’s writing dark and melancholic subject matter, and why would you be…
But in case you were, I would like to share with you some of the stuff I’ve been listening to these past couple weeks while writing in a spastic and frantic frenzy.
BTW, I know us pasty white boys aren’t held in high regard much these days, and with all the lame shit we’ve been up to, why would we be, but if there’s one thing we’re good at… it’s depressing the hell out of people.
So sit back, close your eyes, get a box of tissues, and enjoy the tearful melodies…
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*For a free copy of the short story collection that features “Leave,” the short story from which the screenplay for the short film “Leave” was adapted, and of which the feature film “Leave” will be based upon, click here***.
**Depression is no joking matter, as is evidenced by the fact that three of the artists on this list who suffered from the disease have tragically taken their own lives. If you or someone you love/know is depressed, please don’t ignore it or wish it away… seek immediate help.
***Of course, nothing in life is every truly free, so, yes, there is a catch…