Au Pair, Kansas Co-Producer Sean McConville (and supposed second unit director/soccer choreographer) has just returned from location scouting in Louisianna, where he is to direct The Deadline. The script, a psychological thriller, will be his feature film directorial debut (note: Sean started writing The Deadline while staying at my house in Lawrence, Kansas, where he apparently was psychologically thrilled.) Of course, when The Deadline becomes a hit, there’s little (fat) chance of getting him to be my second-unit director (unless, of course his movie sucks, which is highly unlikely. Check out the trailer for his movie, The Car, on YouTube below.)
Sean found the producer of The Deadline on Craig’s list! Sent him an email, had him watch the YouTube trailer, sent him the script, and the rest, as they say in Hollywood is magic (or is it history.) Then they found funding from an overseas investor/producer, and suddenly (okay, a couple months later) there’s Pay or Play money in escrow and the script’s out to name actresses. Sean’s script is a fantastic, wonderful, scary page-turner read. Just what gets you noticed (and gets films funded.) Why, then, did I write a dramedy with wacko characters set on the plains of Kansas? (You gotta do what you gotta do.)
Stay tuned for updates on The Deadline. Once they cast the three main actors (he’s waiting for responses now), the project will be listed in IMDB (internet movie data base.) I absolutely can’t wait to visit the set and sit in the director’s chair and have some cute Production Assistant bring me a skim decafe latte. It will happen!