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- 04 February 2014 /
- by zoetifex Studios /
I guess when you get inspired to write, there is no stopping you. Session #4 was just like the first 3 - extremely productive. Only this time, the vision was revealed for the opening 4 minutes of the movie. I really can't explain it - but the visions of every second of the film was so vivid in my head that it was like I was watching the completed version. I usually don't work this way - trying to write down the action and camera movements and all visuals as we are writing the narrative - but I couldn't stop what I was seeing. And so, when our session started, I just had to walk everyone through it as I was seeing it. My biggest fear was that, some of the events would not be Biblically accurate or the timing would be off or something. But in the end, it got the blessing of Dr. Gage. I know we can nail this and we have to pull it off exactly as I'm seeing it. If we do - then this is going to be spectacular.
Sam and Kendell have had great input too and I'm so proud of this team for pushing this in the direction that it's heading. Before this session, I was thinking that the scene where Mary is cured of her 7 demons from Christ would be a scene that we could cut. After all, there is no description in the Bible about how that looked or what took place. Only a mention that it happened. However, after Sam's input and a suggestion by both Kendell and Dr. Gage, I think we found a way to make that moment so powerful, that it has to be in there - it might be one of the most powerful scenes in the film, so there is no way it's getting cut. And that's why these creative writing sessions are so important. You never know what's going to come from them. In this case, it might just be the highlight of this project.