Dara Says: screenplay and production diary

Dara Says book cover

Once upon a time in Aberystwyth, a set of film students would have done anything to get a movie made. This was NOT that movie.

Instead, they settled for the world of « possible. » A film that could be shot in one location, with three actors, for a crowdfunded budget which would mainly go to making « perks » (and perhaps entering a few film festivals.)

When that failed, one of them made this film instead. Strangely enough, some people who watched it laughed at something other than the production valleys. Er, values. Yes, it was entertaining on its own merits.

How do you make a movie that people enjoy when the neighbour (he is British, so he’s not a neighbor) is cutting his hedge at full volume? How do you make a film at all in a terraced house without a parking space?

If you want to see why our audience liked it, then watch the film. But, if you also want to know how it was made, to see the skeleton of a screenplay that the actors had to work with, then this book might be for you.

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