Delivered the pitch for my comedy 57 Images Of My Father at Decibel09 performing arts showcase yesterday. It went well, enjoyed it and had some immediate interest from a venue, a director and an Art Council employee advised me on funding strategy to get the project rolling so that was good. I also overheard people afterwards discussing approaching me for more info so I’ll let next week shake out and then start following up on some of the delegates who attended the sold out session. The pitch training in July was really useful in helping me structure the presentation and take it seriously.
Here’s the rough structure I had in my head. I improvised around it a little rather than try to memorise it.
– My name, project title, current project history
Imagine a photo task. Malachi’s task. Limbo. Comedy. Stuck. Last chance. Describe Images. Successful creation of a narrative makes interview candidate a suitable fit to be born. playing with the ‘you can choose your friends but not family adage’
WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I DON’T KNOW SECTION
WHAT I KNOW-
*why I am writing this
* imagine you can invent your family, what characteristics would you choose for your parents?
* a show about family, memory, nature vs nurture
*to commit to the development process I enjoy
-WHAT I DON’T KNOW
*whether the absurdist form is the best for the story
* Who and how many characters. There are currently four in my head.
*How the story ends
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57 Images is a comedy about family, photography and consistently forgetting to flush the toliet after a poo.
I actually forgot to do the curent projects bit as I had moved it in my head at the last moment but luckily someone from the Birminhgam rep asked me about my writing background so I got to do that bit.
Lots of good feedback occurred throughout the day with people coming up to me to make a point of saying they enjoyed the pitch and to suggest endings. Cheers for that.