So I was working on that script about the hospital and kept doubting myself. I'm aware that I won't bust out on the scene like some Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez or even Quentin Tarantino. No, I plan to slither onto the scene and paralyze all of my victims and slowly eat them...yeah, that's kinda morbid.
Anyway, I kept thinking "Man, this movie is going to be really boring. Who on earth would want to see a low budget film about a bunch of guys in a mental institution?" So I set that script to the side until I can think of a better direction to take it in. I went for a walk while listening to some sweet Darkest Hour and that's when it hit me. Let's make a freaking action movie! Robert Rodriguez did and we have a slightly bigger budget than he did. Hell, we made Through the Devil's Eyes for less than we have for this film.
I'm still writing it around things we have, the only thing I really would like is some guns. So we're going out and buying some guns and some blood but otherwise I'm writing it around things we already have access to...again. The way I see it, when you're doing low budget, you gotta show you can still make a movie that is entertaining and engaging as hell and to me, an action movie is entertaining as hell.
The problem with so many of these independent filmmakers is that they set out with "oh it's a small budget we can't do much" in mind so they make a character drama, and I almost fell into that trap. Though people forget, I already did my character drama. It was called Invisible Diary of a Disabled Man that movie was nothing but melodrama. I did have to consider though. If I made Through the Devil's Eyes for as little money as I did, what am I going to do now that I have more money? Why do a character drama? That'd only be a step backwards.
I don't only want to do the exciting movies, I want to do the boring ones too but at this point in time, while I'm still a struggling filmmaker, I want to make my mark on the film world as much as I can before I get a bigger brush.