So, I'm back in Mexico. Because I'm Mexican and my US visa ran out. I still am working on pending projects I had while in New York, but since I can't do anything about my current geographical setbacks for the time being, I'm keeping busy by looking for fun stuff to do while in the homeland.
First things first, I've been pitching TV shows. I don't know if any of them is going to lead to anything, but I'm certainly working hard enough to warrant some sort of result. I'm also pitching myself as a writer or creative producer for any other project that seems to suit my sensibilities and particular talents.
A few years ago, Mexico began to grant first-time filmmakers tax incentives to boost the country's film industry. I'm looking into what exactly I'd need to do that. And for that matter, have begun outlining a new screenplay. It's an idea I had a few years ago while watching an obscure and bizarre little road movie that I thought deserved to be appreciated more than it is. Since I can't remake that film, I've allowed it to inspire the main thrust of this new project. The script is a blueprint for a cheap, on-the-run, off-the-cuff coming-of-age tale. I've expanded its possibilities to possibly pitch as a TV show (see above). But Mexican TV production doesn't focus too much on narrative series, so I'm not getting there yet. Not yet. For the moment, the main elements of the concept remain firmly rooted in the realm of feature films.
I've also joined ScriptFrenzy, an online group that encourages screenwriters to finish 100 pages by the end of April. I'm really behind. but I'll catch up. I always do.
In the meantime, I'm finishing the TV pitches and wrapping up a few screenplay translations.
All in good time.