Starbucks is now my new office. With their Coffee Card, I can get free wireless at any Starbies, which means I can spend a whole day sitting in my new office, taking meetings and making Skype phone calls in between. Of course the Skype headset does make me feel like I am in a call center! Starbucks even have power sockets everywhere, so you never run out of juice. Looking round in this Starbies, EVERY person has a laptop and is doing some kind of business.
I am here with Gen and Zee today, making plans for the future projects for Living Spirit (movies, courses for the summer and books too). We have a huge amount of possible projects to pursue and every one of them is very enticing in some way or another.
Foremost in my mind though is something my good friend Eddie Hamilton said to me the other day… I will be taking ‘bigger’ meetings next week and ‘everyone is going to ask if I have a feature script that is like Gone Fishing.’ Of course I do, I have Rocketboy. But is there something else that I am missing, something that is much closer to Gone Fishing and therefore builds on the success both at festivals, and also the success the actual film delivers as an experience? People really like the movie. Other films that come to mind are ‘Ghost’, ‘City of Angels’, ‘My Name Is Joe’, ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ and of course, the granddaddy of them all, ‘The Sixth Sense’ (which is often called a horror film but is really a drama with a paranormal twist)… the answer right now is no, I don’t have a film like that. So I am ‘blue sky’ing’ ideas right now. And if you get a great idea, I would love to hear it.
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author