What a fabulous piece of news I had from my pal Heather Doram yesterday!
Regular readers will know that Heather and I appeared in the Women of Antigua production When a Woman Moans in 2011 and 2012 as two characters called Maisie and Em in two sketches I had written especially for the shows. They were very well-received and feedback was that the sketches and characters formed a fabulous base for a TV series. We both loved that idea – one we totally agreed with – and a young, dynamic Antiguan film-maker, Lawson Lewis, agreed to join us and we made a couple of short clips late last year – they’ll be available through my website and Youtube as soon as Lawson’s finished editing them. (No pressure, Lawson!!)
Finally Heather, wonder-woman that she is – has got a serious sponsorship offer for two six-episode series.
I AM ECSTATIC!
I am also nervous – can’t stop the doubts. Will the script be funny enough? Will I have enough ideas? Will it actually come off? Will I get paid in full for my work this time?
The answer to all of these questions has to be a resounding YES!!! I now have the opportunity to show what I can really do. And it’s not as if I’ve never written for TV; I already have Paradise View under my belt.
So, suddenly, I’m dusting off the half-written episodes and having e-conferences with Heather – thank God for Skype!
Unfortunately, it means Singles in India has to go onto the back burner for a short while, but, Dear Reader, I know you understand.