Well, time heals all wounds. It also helps tear down creative walls.
Indeed, the roadblocks have cleared and as expected, the time off from my next script YAIG was well spent. A major plot point recently suggested itself, and now there’s a clearer vision, a better approach, a fresher perspective ahead. Without getting too specific (you gotta watch the movie to find out what happens, man), I was able to get inside the main character’s point of view in a stronger way, one that will make the final version much more compelling. Quirkier and more eccentric, too, which of course is really one of the strengths of indie film. The new approach will up the budget quite a bit, definitely out of the range of the micro- to low budget I was hoping for. Now it’ll be in the mid-six figure range, if not more.
But that’s okay. The creative drive wins out every time, and if the story wants to be a bit more expensive, then so be it. It is what it is.