Derek, with no one to turn to after his breakup with his fiancee, meets Noreen online when she requests to be his friend on a social network site (for example, Facebook) and falls in love with her without even meeting her in person. Could she be his soulmate? What if your soulmate lives across the ocean? And when she unfriends him, his life changes for the worst. Could he survive without her?
Make no reply. To thine own self be true. Along the way I have traveled the gamut from being too young to being too old. You can’t make everybody happy.” Roger Ebert RIP
I just created a Facebook page for my feature film Can’t You Trust Me?. Please like it and get updated about its status from development to production to postproduction.
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Second to the US, South Korea is creating some of the most exciting movies, TV shows and music (though it may be POP but works nevertheless) right now. And I have seen different foreign movies and TV shows (French, Japanese, Italians, etc), with subtitles of course, unless they’re British or Australian, so I have a lot to compare them to. And Hollywood started hiring directors from South Korea to direct movies including Park Chan-wook who just directed Nicole Kidman in this movie Stoker.
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I’ve met a lot of people… There are those who do a lot of talk, and those who really do it. And from what I see, there are more of those who talk but not do. And those, who do, by looking at their FB statusss (yes, they became my FB friends), they were the ones who made something out of themselves.
That’s why I never expect anything from anyone, not until I see them in action. That’s a lesson I have learned from a long time ago after a bunch of meetings and networking.
But once in a while, there is a few who really are not all talk but who really do what they say. And I say those people have integrity, that is very rare.
And I think I just met three people who seem to possess this rare trait.
Since I finished rewriting my other script, I am back to rewriting one more script. I need to get these done, so that then all I have to worry about is getting one of them made into a film, which I will soon.
I think I’ve got some pretty solid writing and stories, the best ones I’ve done through relentless dedication and focus. And to be able to go into my own vision and not do what others have done. To create stories that feel very personal to me, and yet not to be pretentious that I don’t think about the audience. Stories should not resonate just with you but also with other people. Though I like other genres such as horror, action, and others, I found out that the kind of stories I am able to tell well, and that is a love story and drama with a little bit of comedy in some of them. Anyway to deal with life’s ups and downs, you need a sense of humor.
So as I get into rewriting this other script, it is always a new adventure since that is the time when you learn what works and what does not, and you fix it, mold it, reshape it until it is close to perfect (which anyway there is no such thing as perfect). Once it resonates with me when I re-read it, then I know I have a story that would resonate with other people too.
Oh no, that was the last time Psy would perform Gangnam Style.
안녕하세요 (Anyong Haseyo) means Hello
in Korean… Learning another
language, especially when they have
different characters, is so hard….unlike French and
even Tagalog which have the same
alphabet system as in English.
I am so glad. I finally finished rewriting and polishing one of my best scripts, and I am so proud of it. It is one of the best ones I have written. The last three scripts I wrote after writing a lot of scripts are, I believe, my best writing. It seems that I have really learned from my past mistakes and became a much better writer. I discovered the best ways to work and to be more proficient. One thing, that helped me was that I took out all the distractions and the negativity in my life and just focused on my writing. Two more rewritings to do for the other two scripts. Then time to get one of them turn into a feature film.
In any country, there always seems to be a clash of egos and conflicts of ideas when creating either a movie or TV series. But in South Korea, the writer seems to have more power than the actors. Now if only I could write in Korean, though I am learning slowly, but it is hard and very time consuming.
That’s the rule I tried to apply to one of the stories I wrote….a very quintessential rule when it comes to love stories, yet rules are meant to be broken.