I’ve been working on webseries. This isn’t news. A few months ago we filmed the first episode of Things We Do in Public, which turned out great. This is a silly comedy–really silly.
And I love that.
I have a DP friend. He wants to make dramas. HARSH dramas.
This makes me sad.
In ways. Anyway, I have been working on a serious webseries for him–I mentioned the vampire aspect, yes?–and I have finished the first episode.
It’s not happy. It’s not even…funny. It makes me think of one of my favorite films: Inception. It’s not like Inception at all. No dreams or totems or architecture. But it is like Inception.
Inception is a great movie. It’s dramatic, action-packed, has depth of story and amazing visuals. The actors are all fantastic and solid. The editing is beyond reproach. I mean, you have to pay attention to that movie, but it is edited in a way that makes it understandable.
But it lacks comedy. Almost entirely.
Don’t misunderstand. I think this movie needs no alteration. But I find the lack of funny slightly disheartening. I can’t watch it all the time.
I think movies should entertain. Also, a friend of mine once said, “Fiction a way is to help us understand life.” When I write, I try to create something that accomplishes both these things. But mainly, I try to give you a little bit of sunshine, something that makes you forget or let go.
I hope that in the next episode I can create some moments of comedy. I hope that we’re not always just making sense of life. I hope sometimes we’re letting life go and laughing.