Well, I started writing the screenplay BRUTAL on July 21, 2014. Here we are, a day before my birthday…and I am already done! So far it is only handwritten, but that is because I write at work and I can’t bring my laptop there.
The first draft is 128 pages long. When it gets typed up, that will shrink to 100-115. After that I will be emailing it off to my friend Jerry, the man who will film, direct and edit the movie.
It was tough to get started. There were so many other things going on, but once I got the ball rolling, the story flew out of my as quickly as I could write it down. That’s one of my favorite moments in writing ANY story: the point where it’s more like you are discovering something that was already there instead of creating it.
In fact, I will be honest with you: I could have written it even faster than I did, but I wanted to draw it out…to savor its creation. It is so rare that a story will come out of me so effortlessly.
All I hope is that someone…anyone…can get as excited over this as I do.