So, having finished my 7th draft of Orbital, I've switched gear. Mainly to do some paid consultancy work or apply for more paid work. On the creative side, I've submitted an application for Early Development Funding from the BFI. I've also just applied for funding for View from Here, run by Bristol Old Vic (BOV). It's part of their Ferment programme but adapted to take account of restrictions on rehearsal or performance.
I took the Moment Filmmaking Course. I got it on special offer for $99 and really enjoyed it. I watched the first two talks live but then ducked out when it got late. I'm also learning about synthesisers using the Syntorial programme. It uses game methodology to help you learn and is great fun. I'm only at the start but making progress. You have to trust your ears!
I've joined a lot of webinars run by the RTS, BFI, BOV and Film London. Some have been Q&As e.g. with some of the team behind 1917. I did a live watch of Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston joining via Instagram. I've also seen a number of plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillan Anderson which was fabulous.
This month is back to some consultancy work and then finish as much of Loud Mouth for submission to BOV's Open Session.
Where to Submit your Play
Here is a list of UK theatres that accept unsolicited submissions.