Thursday, 3 March 2011

So that's part one out of the way...

When I wrote the screenplay for Trichophagia, it was intended to be a short standalone movie (as all of my others are). It was supposed to be a bit "out there", with the exact explanation as to what is going on tantalisingly out of reach for the viewer. In other words, it was meant to have some loose ends.
But during filming, things change. For example, the opening sequence was turned into the comic-book flashback sequence which now happens after the scene has been set. And the final line that is spoken was meant to be heard after the screen fades to black, but I thought "wouldn't it be cool to actually see what the leeching room looks like", so I expanded a bit on that.
But something else became apparent while filming; the movie was going to be a bit shorter than I'd anticipated (I always find that hard to gauge), and there were maybe a few too many loose ends.
If you haven't already watched the movie then this is probably a good place to stop reading and go watch!
My mind started playing around with some ideas. Now one of the things I hate, Hate, HATE, is TV series that draw you in and yet you know that the writers themselves haven't quite figured out how it's all going to finish. Basically they're making it up as they go along (examples would be Lost, FlashForward, The Event, Invasion, The Fantastic Journey, and possibly even Twin Peaks). However, when Trichophagia was finally completed, I had to admit it didn't seem quite... well, complete.
So, I'm announcing today that there will be a second part to Trichophagia to bring it to a complete conclusion. You'll discover who the captors are, who the captives are, and crucially - what happens to them.
Although I have the ideas very clearly in my mind I haven't commited them to paper yet. As always I'm going to take my time with this, and I won't be cutting any corners to complete Trichophagia II.