|Back behind (or indeed to the side of) the camera.|
The concentration of filming has been partly spurred on by my friend's decision to sell his house; a space we've been using as as a set for almost a year.
In the past four days I have spent three filming and another shopping for a suitable outfit for the character of Lizzy, along with the actress who plays her- also called Lizzy (I wrote the character with her in mind).
I am beginning to understand how difficult juggling work life and a creative life can be- I have work deadlines I feel I'm neglecting but I also haven't been especially organised in arranging filming; my sloppiness leading to a few heated texts from people involved in the film!
|Rafi and Lizzy onset.|
But I think, and this is something slowly dawning on me as a 30-something, that ambitions and goals come with sacrifice and require investment. And even things that are for pleasure, a hobby or interest, can feel like very hard work at times. I'm just grateful I can share that work with people I have around me. I have a strong fear, however, that they will tire of this project, and it will be left incomplete. My own neurosis I'm sure- they certainly have demonstrated a lot of dedication and patience.
|Dress hunting for Lizzy's character- think we've found the one!|
|Amy, Debra and Lee- on our way to filming.|
Another source of strength is the hope that these scenes, sometimes filmed over gaps of months, will come together to form a coherent whole. Something with flow; a beginning middle and end. Not just separate scenes stuck together clumsily but, rather, a real story.