After a few initial months in which the project was spinning in our head, aimlessly, without any clear, concrete history ... Jindama it was still the idea of making a short film of Cadiz invading zombies. So freak, so original. So ambitious. However, little by little, and having confidence that we could do something much more interesting, I let the mash-one days drinking mixed drinks, which is easier-you were going to do a series. I did not know how or what, but it was clear he did not want leave out what I was beginning to see in my mind both aesthetic and weft. And as Henry thought the same, and usually have similar criteria, we decided that Cadiz had potential as a historical plot, decadent city today, unique characters, from people looking for life, etc, that if we could weave a web of intrigue spun the those ingredients in an attractive manner, avoiding opportunistic panfletarismo-and false-of the silver cup, of Cadiz funny for balls, carnival, etc ... could get something interesting.
The best thing about not being sponsored by anyone is that you are free to do as you leave the balls, and that fits well with our way of writing, our critically to see what there is and what there is and our intention to Cadiz capture certain elements of today with the acidity with which we do in bars, beer in hand. Worse, you know, you do not have one where drop dead. But you can not have everything.
And finally, we think that if with all the hype that was being given to 12-that if parriba 12, 12 pabajo, 12 Monkeys, 12-1 against Malta, 12 is good for Cadiz, etc- not be a smart way to get some funding to fitting the plot within that historical episode of Cadiz. Whatever the case, was more likely than if we based in a town of Teruel in the Pleistocene. So, in the summer of last year locked ourselves two months to write the whole story, linking storylines, creating characters, choosing sites, episodes, eliminating tripe and supernatural elements, and leaving something that, at least, to us we would like : thriller, adventure, bad temper, people of Cadiz in an unusual context, some corruption out there and a secret history on the other. It's a list of ingredients that I, at least, I would go to the movies-as long as there no pin Nicolas Cage appeared on that list.
Provincial bet on us to see the trailer, sponsorship level, and was a very welcome, because its commitment to project meant we could buy a camera, something highly recommended if you want to devote to this. With a Staedtler 2b is more difficult. Of the locations that we gave-bars, hotels, etc.-and the selfless work of a team, which already priceless to me makes it all the more worthwhile, 'talk another day.
We think that the structure of the series current productions drank. We swallow from The Sopranos to Lost, to Prison Break, Heroes, The Wire, Carnivale, Dexter ... with the idea of searching related in structure narrative, not to mention that many of these structures are determined by the imposition of advertising. With HBO is different, having no cuts. I can not fail to mention the usefulness of certain acquired online manuals, specifically "Write to TV" Martie Cook, and especially "Writing the TV drama series" Pamela Douglas. Amazing. Obviously, both without translation into Spanish, since the existence of this kind of manuals on home soil is directly proportional to the existence of manuals of bullfighting in South Dakota.
After this period of analysis and deeper into the subject, we had more or less clear. The conclusion, which felt more consistent, was weaving each frame in a series of scenes a few minutes, trying not to get bored, and go interlacing to leave the viewer guessing. We were also aware that the current narrative has changed significantly, with a generation who rarely watch TV if not for sports, and whose patience is over exactly when it ends up lasting a youtube video. In short, we would give the series a lively pace but without saturating.
Just finished the first episode of 35 minutes, which was there, waiting for a response from certain media, that never came, until we decided to take the bull by the horns, cut the episode in several parts, create a website, spice, and bring the series to the place for which it was originally intended: internet. For now, with what is filmed, there are several chapters-up to 7 or so. Let's see if we can continue with the second phase of the project and spend what is written to the screen. By desire, illusion and not be stubborn, but in some sectors believe this is free. Sectors which, interestingly, are those who decide to where the funds go.
Another day will continue with the technical section. How to face the direction, cinematography, editing, etc. ... Greetings from here. Too tourism. Too much.