“Clive” the Movie – Update

Hi everyone.

Last month I announced in this space that my short story “Clive” will become a short film this year. The project’s still a go – and here’s an update.

After weekly meetings with the director, French filmmaker Jerome Martin, I’ve just completed the fifth draft of the screenplay. Writing it has been a great learning experience and a lot of fun. I’ve introduced some new characters to add a little dimension to the story as well brought up the profile of two existing ones. The screenplay reads better with every new draft and Jerome has provided a lot of helpful and creative insight.

I have to say that I admire writers who adapt novels into screenplays. “Clive” has been an engaging project and I can imagine how much work my novels Raincloud and The Orphans of the Creek would be to to put on the big screen.

Not that I would complain about doing so!

We’re aiming for a September shoot, which will give us plenty of time to seek a location, assemble the crew, hold casting auditions, and perform all the tasks needed to bring this film to the screen. And I can’t wait for you all to see it!

In the meantime, I’ll continue to keep you posted every step of the way.

Because without you, there’s no point.

See you out there!

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd
Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is an author, blogger, and Social Media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.

Meet French Filmmaker Jerome Martin

A few weeks ago I announced on this blog that my short story “Clive” is being made into a short film. At this time, I’d like to introduce to the film’s director and co-producer, Jerome Martin.

French filmmaker Jerome Martin
French filmmaker Jerome Martin

Jerome graduated in 1998 with a BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Sorbonne in Paris. He then worked in Paris as an Assistant Producer for many French production companies, such as Clara-Films, 2P2L, and TF1 Productions, producing both documentaries and TV shows.

After co-writing and directing a handful of short films, Jerome embarked on his first professional solo project: TALION (watch it here). After TALION, he worked in television and was an executive producer for “Painted”, a short film directed by Jason Kim.

Jerome has a gritty visual eye, which is a perfect match for my dark, lyrical writing style. His technical and artistic skills are enhanced by his enthusiasm for this project, and I’m very happy to be working with him.

I’ll keep you updated on things as they progress.

See you out there!

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Author Richard S. Todd
Author Richard S. Todd

Richard Todd is an author, blogger, and Social Media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at www.richard-todd.com.