Red Planet: We Have Arrived

Phew. Even if I get nowhere in the Red Planet Prize competition, I can truly say it did wonders for my motivation and made me work like a bastard. Like, where the hell did those last two months go, since the competition was announced at Cheltenham? Insane.

So the first 10 pages of my 30-page Evil Eye script have gone off to Red Planet. As has a second entry, in the shape of 10 pages from my full-length horror feature Panik. I hadn't even thought of submitting the latter until Rebecca Levene, an excessively wise friend of mine, asked why the hell I wasn't. So I set about writing a synopsis over the last few days, then sent my Panik package off yesterday. Quantity, as the RP folk say, is no guarantee of quality, but what the hell... How many other people have submitted more than one script?

Thanks to everyone who Power Of Three'd Evil Eye for me - you really helped me take it on a journey. Much appreciated. Now, September will see me turning my attention to completing my feature-length romcom script, and working on a brand new project with director Dan Turner, which we've just started cooking up. And I also want to write a new horror spec. So what was I saying about September being a holiday of sorts? I was clearly havin' a larf there...

10 comments:

Pillock said...

Good luck with them. Glad to hear you got Evil Eye polished up and ready.

I just sent the one.

Jon Peacey said...

Good luck Sir.

I just went with the one.

Laura Anderson said...

Hey, good luck!

I did get mine submitted, in the end. Wrote the synopsis in about 10 minutes after a glass of wine, so not holding out much hope but that's okay!

Dom Carver said...

Good luck, dude. Hope you do well, not TOO well you understand ;-)

Christine said...

I thought about submitting two entries, but in the end I decided on just the one. The contest rules were giving me a distinct "Submit two if you really must, but we'd rather you didn't" vibe.

My synopsis and bio came in large part from my Cheltenham submissions, so not too much extra work there. I only hope they don't hate the tongue-in-cheek tone I took in describing myself.

Good luck to all.

Elinor said...

Good luck Jason.

martin said...

Best of luck with RP sir!

Tick Tock said...

Hi there evryone.

Entered the Red Planet Prize last week and got an automatic email assuring me my entry had been received.

But tonight I received another - much lengthier and more tangled - message saying it HADN'T been received because their mailbox was full. In a panic, I shot off emails to Tony Jordan, Simon Winstone and Claire Phillips and instantly got one back saying the mail hadn't reached CP because it didn't recognise her address.

Just wondered if anyone else had had this problem?

Anyway, i hope you haven't and good luck with the contest!

Jacob said...

I had the same problem - not sure what to do!

Jason Arnopp said...

Hi Tick Tock and Jacob,

You're not alone. See these blogs:

http://oliverjeffery.blogspot.com/

http://thebeardedchild.blogspot.com/2007/09/red-planet-horror.html