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I just heard that A Stone Throw is a finalist in the Frankfurt Children's Film Festival (Germany). It seems that somewhere in Germany and India is an Edwin James Lynch fan-club. They've certainly bought films I've directed in the past. But there are just so many bloody filmmakers in the world today.

I'm beginning to understand that AST ain't a crowd-pleaser. How could it be when it was ever-so-loosely based on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment (set in a school). I guess it's a bit dark. In fact, pretty much everything I write with Phil (or by myself for that matter) is a bit dark or creepy.

More good news (for us) is that Phil, Carmelo (producer) and I are having a casual meeting with Tait Brady (Feature Film Evaluation Manager, Film Finance Corporation) and Ashley Luke (Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Fortissimo Films) to receive informal feedback on our feature film synopsis.

Marx & Venus update

I don't know who the successful applicants are, but they have already selected 25 scripts (from about 2,000 submitted throughout Australia) for the Marx and Venus series. So if you haven't heard anything yet, you'll probably receive a thank you for your submission, but there were thousands of applicants and unfortunately your script etc. letter shortly (if they can afford the postage). I'm eagerly waiting for mine. I like to see how they word these things.

Stay tuned to the Taylor Media website to find out more on that one.

In the meantime, Phil and I have a screenplay to write. But first, my dayjob beckons.


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