For every plan, you must have at least one contingency plan. In my case, I have more than I can count on both hands. ONE of my many plans for Payne & Redemption, is to turn it into a narrative music video, because, like I said before, itâ€™ll be the cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to release the project in a completed state, as itâ€™ll bypass the need for most of the expenses required to finish the production as a narrative movie. But let me be a little more specific on that…
Itâ€™ll only “bypass the need for most of the expenses required to finish the production as a narrative movie” if I was still striving to complete the film as I’d originally envisaged.
If, however, I were to create a new and different story around select portions of the footage we’ve already shot, I could still utilize parts (if not most) of the original footage, yet take the film in any direction I wanted, and still end up with a narrative movie, but a narrative movie that’d cost about the same as turning it into a music video, which, for the most part, is just time.
So, in no particular order of preference, the two plans I’m making public are as follows…
1) Turn P&R into a music video.
2) Turn P&R into a different narrative movie than planned, utilizing select cuts of the original footage.
In terms of workload required for both of the ideas, there is very little difference between the two. Both require the original tapes to be transferred so that the footage from ’06 can be used in the end result, and both require additional footage to be shot. The only difference is, the music video requires a band and band footage, and the narrative movie requires more actors and scenes. So as you can see, it’s very much of a muchness. One just requires a different approach to the other.
My priority is to finish Payne & Redemption in any way that does the production justice, and I am working on both ideas at the same time, fleshing them out at every spare opportunity I get. I think we all know which one we’d prefer, but which will come to fruition first, and will it be the most feasible?
Fergle “Larry David” Gibson,
Writer, Director & Executive Producer.