I'm very happy to report that I finally finished the first draft of my new script Dial 9 to Get Out yesterday morning, March 1. Only two and a half months behind schedule! I can't say it wasn't for lack of trying. It was, in fact, for lack of trying. Sorry folks. I got lazy. This is mainly because, unlike the script for Claustrophobia, I don't have the slightest clue if or when I will be able to turn this into a film. So there's been no pressure, no need to set a deadline for it. But now that it's finished, I'm satisfied with it, I'm feeling groovy, and hopefully the wheels of development will soon start turning and I can get funding for it. (If your money is burning a hole in your pocket and you'd like to invest, please contact me.) In the meantime, I'll just focus on more Claustrophobia/Serial Slayer foreign sales (a couple of offers have come in, but I won't report them until they close) and eventually start working on a new, not-so-scary script. Maybe a little black comedy called Family Friend. But there's even less of a hurry on that. (A bit of trivia: Dial 9 is my eighth completed feature-length screenplay. I don't want to hear anybody complaining about how they have no time to finish their first.)
By the way, my current film will be available - yes, under the title Serial Slayer - on iN DEMAND's Video On Demand service starting March 25, 2005. I'll try to drum up a little more attention for this bit of news when the time comes. Until then, set your TiVos.