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Sunday started with some JOLLY good news for me - my script "Alpha Male" has got through to the semi-finals of The Big Break Screenwriting Contest in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section! I was VERY pleased, but also surprised - this is the original version of the script which is now called "6 Billion To One" and has been re-written a LOT in the past few months, in answer to various CRITIQUES that said a) huge chunks didn't make sense and b) the ending's a bit boring, so for the original version do so well was, as I say, SURPRISING. Also: GRATE!

The rest of the day also involved FILM MAKING, as I was meeting Mr J Dredge to film the final video for this series of The Dredge/Hibbett Conunundrum. As this is the GRAND FINALE it seemed only logical to finish on a SONG, so that is what we did, and we had a VERY enjoyable time doing it. I was even able to use some of the ACTING skills i have developed in years of Fringe Performances e.g. when reacting to somebody else's line it is important to remember to react AFTER they have said it, not BEFORE. I know this is pretty HIGH LEVEL stuff what you would normally need an PhD in DRAMA to properly understand, but I offer it to you anyway.

It all seemed to go OK and when I got home it also LOOKED all right. Best of all though, it SOUNDS good - getting the sound right has been a RIGHT pain for all of our videos, but this one is almost entirely pre-recorded, so I don't have to worry about it so much. All I DO have to worry about is the epic psychadelic middle sequence i.e. what insurance should I take out for all the MINDS that we are bound to BLOW?

The desperate hope is that we'll have it done and out by Friday, but there's still quite a bit to do so it might end up being bumped until next week. You can, of course, be sure not to miss it by going and LIKING our facebook page. Go on, give us a LIKE! We LIKE the LIKING!

posted 3/11/2015 by MJ Hibbett

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