My reference to the ITV dating shows begins and ends at the fact that the show’s wining couple from last year’s series, Jack and Dani, have called it a night (after briefly calling it a day a few months ago).

If my attention was not completely turned off from the show, I believe that makes it a clean sweep of all the couples, meaning my stories and scripts have more promise and longevity than anything that came from the show.

I got there in the end 🤣

My specific point of reference is the very short THREE KNOCKS, a script written a number of years ago that gained wings, but then, Icarus-like, fell out of the sky the higher it got.

Without going into specifics, I assumed back control of the script when it became obvious this was not going to see the light of day, and immediately set about putting it out there.

After a period of limited interest, I responded to an add on the Opportunities Board on the Mandy production jobs website. Sound familiar?

Not expecting any response, I went about my business and to work on other scripts. More on that in future posts.

I received a fairly comprehensive response from a young man called Sam Palmer, who said he was interested in developing it. Sound familiar?

He explained that he was looking to gather as many short scripts and hopefully create them using a lot of the same crew.

THREE KNOCKS is one of three films that could be filmed in that block over the next few months.

The (timing of the) next steps depend largely on a couple of his connections he needs to speak to, so I continue to wait and temper my anticipation.

Sam appears to be an upfront individual and I’m prepared to take him at his word. Especially as he even volunteers updates and information I don’t expressly ask for.

But, having been bitten once before, I’ve learned to approach these things with an element of caution. Fortunately, I have a couple of other endeavours to occupy my time. All creative and potentially very rewarding.

…Even if they don’t involve a villa or an island ☀️

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