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My Secret Friend by Snapperz
My Secret Friend
Something spooky just in time for Halloween...

The writing here is slightly lazy/abbreviated compared to my regular work for one reason -- I plan on directing/producing the thing myself! 

Locations are all spots around where I live. The anonymous genitalia is a real photo that keeps cropping up on signs around the area and it's completely irrelevant, but eerie, and I think it would be a shame not to use.  

Please let me know what you think! Any areas where you think I can condense things more, any areas that could be creepier. Is the character arc clear, etc. I want to beat this sucker out ASAP so I can start advertising for actors and crew. 

I want to keep dialogue to a minimum because I know it will be easier for the actors. I wonder if I even need those lines of dialogue which I've included now. 

Excuse my disjointedness -- I'm hopped up on Monster. :fear: Thanks for looking. 
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...because the idea of going back to school for four years studying something I may or may not use, landing myself $20k+ in debt, and AVOIDING things that I think would genuinely aid my career does not make sense to me. 

This is off the back of my mother doing what she does best and going into guilt trip mode. "The news story said that statistically people with degrees get better jobs 5 years after they finish school than those that don't." 

It isn't like I haven't thought of going back to school (I went to film school, but it was only a 1-year diploma so obviously that is like no education at all according to most people despite the fact that it was a much more intense course than any uni degree, according to classmates with uni degrees) but the more I consider it, the more crazy it seems. 

For the record, I'm 23, aspiring screenwriter (and by aspiring I mean I've had a press release in The Hollywood Reporter, 4 projects in development for 2+ years and just finished an internship with a Canadian company). Things aren't happening as quickly as I'd like, but it isn't as if I'm delusional about my skills/ experience either. I've learned a lot more working in the industry than from school, and going back to school for 4 years to study film again isn't going to teach me anything new. If anything, I would probably study something I'm vaguely interested in but have absolutely no intention of pursuing professionally, like psychology. 

Things I imagine I SHOULD be doing are moving to LA for 6 months (because I'm Canadian and can't go for any longer) or finding a fulltime development job in Toronto or Vancouver... but these are riskier options and my parents don't understand why you can't be a writer from just anywhere in the world. I'm dead broke, living with my parents, but I literally just landed myself a job at a casino, which I should really commit to for at least 6 months, otherwise they force me to pay for all sorts of licensing out of my own pocket. It isn't big pay but it's more than I've been making, and even still, I feel like I'm missing out when I should be moving on my own to LA or TO. 

Anyway... All out of rant steam. Thanks for reading. :iconheaddeskplz:

TL;DR: IMO, 4 year uni degrees are outdated, outrageously expensive, and I think there is more than one way to skin a cat. 
How important to you is achieving your Big Dream? (For bonus points: What is your Big Dream?)
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5 deviants said The most important thing. I don't think I'll be content until I achieve it.
21%
3 deviants said Important, but I can accept it if things don't go my way. I'll still be content.
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3 deviants said It's a pipe dream and I know it. I don't think it will happen, but I'll be thrilled if it does.
14%
2 deviants said I have already achieved my Big Dream.
7%
1 deviant said My Big Dream is something modest and realistic. I have low expectations.
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Snapperz
Alanna Belak
Artist | Literature
Canada
My name's Alanna, but people here mostly know me as Snappy.
For that reason, I get a lot of people thinking I'm a man. This, I am not.

I have lived in Calgary, CAN, Vancouver, CAN, and London, UK.
I get a new tattoo every time I move to a new city. It wasn't intentional. It just ended up that way.
I intend to move to many more cities.

As you can tell by looking at my gallery, I used to do traditional and digital art, but I haven't done either in years.
I still do photography, but that is on the backburner while I focus on my writing career.

I am currently a contracted screenwriter for NGN Productions, a company in LA. I won't call myself a "professional" until they pay me on the first day of pre-production.
I have four projects in development right now, including a remake of Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946). I release updates here as I am permitted.

Feel free to add me on Facebook or Twitter! (Just let me know who you are.)

www.facebook.com/alannabelakph…
twitter.com/#!/shadow0nthesun
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10 Tunes

Sun Oct 12, 2014, 6:19 PM


I saw a meme going around where people were posting 10 random tracks from their music collections and I wanted to play. :bucktooth: 
Some of these are a real blast to the past.















  • Mood: Distressed
  • Reading: The Drowned World - JG Ballard
  • Playing: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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How important to you is achieving your Big Dream? (For bonus points: What is your Big Dream?) 

36%
5 deviants said The most important thing. I don't think I'll be content until I achieve it.
21%
3 deviants said Important, but I can accept it if things don't go my way. I'll still be content.
21%
3 deviants said It's a pipe dream and I know it. I don't think it will happen, but I'll be thrilled if it does.
14%
2 deviants said I have already achieved my Big Dream.
7%
1 deviant said My Big Dream is something modest and realistic. I have low expectations.
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No deviants said Other.

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awjay Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Big Ramen Bounce v2 many thanks for the faving
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Writer
You're welcome. :)
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awjay Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Fancy Creeper Icon 
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014   Writer
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sergejbag Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
I just love your HDR photos; They are very tasteful! Not the Heavily Destructive Retouching you see elsewhere.. Do you use your camera's bracketing function for them? Keep up the good work.
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Writer
Haha, thank you, I try not to go overboard with it. 
Yes, bracketing and shot burst all the way. :nod: 
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sergejbag Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Is your twitter account no longer valid?
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Writer
Ah! Changed my name, didn't realise it wouldn't redirect automatically. 

twitter.com/alannabelak
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks Thanks for everything!Thanks for everything!Thanks for everything!
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
:)
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