Completed a first draft of ‘The Squeaky Clean’ today. Lots of work to do, but at least I got to the finishing line I envisaged at the outset, with a few twists and turns along the way. It’s a comedy, but nothing is ever really just comedy. Very hard to fix on a genre. One of the problems the Met Film people found with my ‘Keeping Secrets’ synopsis, ie telling the story of an accounts clerk who loses all his confidence and self-esteem, only to be energised when the identical twin of his dead wife appears in his life. He gets his confidence back, and becomes the manager of a hardware store, which is what he was before his wife died. A comedy, but also quite dark. Anyway, they have given me the opportunity to pitch to industry people at Ealing studios on Monday, which I am looking forward to.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Spent this week working on ‘The Squeaky Clean’ a comedy play about Martin, a redundant accountant, his wife Ruth, who joins a phone sex agency to help make ends meet, their daughter Charon, about to get married, and Alfie their son who strips the the home of furnishings and fittings so he can see Rose, a girl who works at a charity shop. Throw them in the mix and see what happens. Good fun so far.
Made notes about a new comedy play entitled ‘ The Squeaky Clean’ and considered a screenplay I wrote eight years ago entitled ‘Homecoming’.