The first round of the contest is now officially over. This Friday, on or around noon, the Top 1000 Screenplays and the Top 250 Director Entries will be announced.
I'm nervous as hell, but that's normal. Martin, the Seinfeld to my Costanza, feels pretty good about our chances of making the cut; I don't think he'd mind too much if I quoted him saying our script was "stronger than anything (he'd) read."
I sure hope so; while we certainly have such qualities as "originality" and "commitment to not taking the easy way out" covered, there were a couple scripts that felt, I don't know, smoother to me. That is, they seemed more ready to go into pre-production rewriting, had their beats worked out better than us. I would think that's a better selling point than originality, but then, my cynicism knows no bounds.
Also, a big shout-out and a hearty "good luck!" to Todd and Brendan, whose short, I Can Get You Down There, is in the Director's competition. This is some of the best work I've seen from them (and their stars, Valerie and Kirk), and that's saying something. Excellent job, guys; I hope to see your names on Friday.Where we saw it: project greenlight | We deign to rate it: outta 100