I've written a script and plan to film it pretty soon, starting later this month and hopefully ending in early july. It should be finished completely around mid august.
Last night I went to this talk to see this pretty well known film critic Mark Kermode talk about the future of film criticism and, at the signing I asked him a question: if i sent him my finished film, could he do a mini review of it on this uncut podcast he does on his channel. He told me that it would unlikely unless it was playing on some short film circuit, but if it was and i reminded him of who i am, there's a chance he could do somethin about it. of course he probably wouldn't if the film was shit but, if its was possibly quality, there's a chance.
so i'm 16 and the short film will probably be around 40-50 minutes long. i live in the uk, in oxford. as for the genre of the film, i'm not too sure how to categorize it. hopefully, if it all goes technically right, i can see it turning out to be something like mullholand drive with hints of 2001 and PDL. but then again i hope it's more of its own thing. It'll be finished by around mid-august and i'll post it here when its done no matter what.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a short film circuit that i could put it on, based on my age/the length of the film/the genre/where i live so that i could promote it somehow? Also, if you know of Mark Kermode, do you know which circuits or festivals he looks out for? For an aspiring young filmmaker, it would useful to have someone like him (HOPEFULLY, if it turns out to be quality) promote me and act as a foothold in the industry.