Film Courage: How do you know if an idea is worth developing into a story?
Patricia Vidal Delgado, Writer/Director: I have a sounding board who is…I guess he’s kind of my secret weapon…but he’s someone who has seen all of my short films and he’s always the first person I go to with an idea even at a treatment stage to be like Is this any good or is this really terrible? If it’s really terrible can I salvage it? Is there a way to make it better?
It’s a very good friend called Faisal A. Qureshi. He’s a professional screenwriter based in the UK. He’s also directed films. I think it’s very important as a writer to be able to show someone that you trust something that you’re not entirely sure if it’s any good or not…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Solicitude – A crisp, cinematic 96-second short film on mental health (depression, loneliness, suicide) and what each one of us could do to CHANGE it. In times of quarantine and remote work, mental health has become essential. Writer/actor Uday Krishna’s Solicitude spotlights mental health, depression, and suicide with a positive ending on how all of us can improve within our own network. Uday along with Christina Perez (the director, editor, background score) and Emmanuel Vega (DOP, Lights) shot this short in three hours using one location.