It's time to give up, I think. Instead of chasing after something which means a lot of work and little credit to myself, it's time to chase after something else - something which means equal or greater amounts of work, but also some credit.
The film producers have not gotten back to us, so I basically consider this project shelved. I might give them one more phone call, but I have little hope for getting this project off the ground.
As I've been busy launching a student TV station, I now have to focus on producing content immediately. That means writing (and probably directing and editing) a student soap - 10 minutes per episode, 6 episodes over the next year. I've got a pretty good idea how it's going to start, and what'll happen at the end of the first and third episodes. Episode 2 is still a big mystery to me. At the moment, the title of the show is "Fresh Start" - and this blog is switching from the "Making Of a Making Of" to a "Making Of Fresh Start". Yes, I've got big dreams for it. I want it to be genre-bending, innovative, highly entertaining stuff. And right now I'm still at the high where I believe that's possible (all creative processes go from high to low and back - still on a high, but know I'll be at the rock bottom by the time we film).
So, what is Fresh Start? Fresh Start will be a dark comedy student crime drama soap opera fantasy series. All episodes will end on a double cliffhanger. And if you link them all together, back-to-back, you'll have an hour-long film. In my wildest dreams, I send out the tapes with the first two episodes to real TV stations and get them to fund and broadcast it. (OK, that's pretty wild dreams indeed.)
In my selfish, egocentric mind, it'll be the flagship drama production of the student TV station, and the flagship piece of work for my 3-year degree.
Well, on to pastures new it is.