Laying It Out

I normally don’t do text posts on this blog, as it’s mainly a visual board of sorts for me to collect inspiration for the film I’ve been writing, and planning on directing.  However, it feels like the time has come for me to put something out there - to you, those that read this blog, and the universe in general.

Point B is a finished screenplay.  And I love it.  I am so proud of myself for finally deciding to be not just a director, but a writer too and pushing creative self to that point and not turning back.  The journey has been incredible and I can’t believe that I did it.  I always thought I was incapable of writing, but ove the last few years of creative discovery I’ve learned that the voice telling me I couldn’t write was simply a demon of self-doubt, and it simply wasn’t true.  That revelation in itself would be incredible enough for this artist, but the fact of the mater is that I want to keep pushing this further.  I want to make this movie and officially claim the writer-director hyphenate.

That is where the problem comes in.

Up to this point, this film has been manned entirely by one person - me. There’s no one else on this ship, and no one else except for the occasional reader has been needed.  But now I need more.  I need to crew the ship.  And most importantly, I need to start with the first mate  - a producer.

I can produce, I have in the past, but on something like this, where I’m trying to make the most polished product I can and learn a new role - I can’t.  I need a producing partner who can tackle that entire side of the project for me and let me be the writer-director.  Yet, despite reaching out to friends, a few mildly impassioned pleas on social media, and lots of prayers, I have yet to find someone to helm this ship with me.  And I need them, desperately.

It’s hard to make a film on your own, at this point I have no money and though I live adjacent to Hollywood, in Orange County, I have never had the connections to break into the pack.  I’m not complaining - a challenge has never scared me - but I do need help.  So I turn to you.

I ask for anything you can give me.  From producer referrals to prayers, to random encouragement.  The road to getting Point B to screen will be hard, but it has to be done.  I don’t think I’ll have peace until this story is fully out of me.

Thank you all for allowing me to break my format, and taking the time to read this.  Feel free:


Joe Bowler