Video Diary Ep 34 - That Light Bulb Moment!
It’s strange where ideas can come from. Back in 1999 (I can’t believe it’s that long ago!) I had four short sci-fi scripts which I was excited by. However, I was keen to get another feature film made and even through I’d written two other feature film scripts, neither of them excited me in the same way the short film scripts did. So I was racking my brains - how could I combine them into part of an epic sci-fi movie script?
It was at this location at Lullworth Cove in Dorset that the initial idea hit me – and it was a real ‘light bulb’ moment – “They’ve been abducted by aliens!!” I also fell in love with the idea of setting some of the story on a volcanic alien planet.
Little did I know that I would be developing the story for the next 10+ years and the journey this ‘light bulb’ moment would take me on. A journey which certainly isn’t over yet…