That’s right… I’m bringing this up.
For your sake, fair reader, I hope you cannot actually make out any words on the page. I’m not the person to tell the actual story of how a screenplay with my name in the title came to be, but I’ll have to try.
Around ten years ago, when we were still in high school, “Bubba” and Collin (the same guy you’ll hear on around 50% of the “Leave the Bottle” show!) decided they wanted to make a movie. Since both were big into “Dawson’s Creek” and I was willing to be the subject of the “abuse” I became the lead. Or at least a version of me.
(Quick aside: If one chooses to look at this in a negative light, this was a huge joke at my expense. But that’s assuming the worst of intentions. It was a fun project to talk about and if there were any hard feelings, I would have put the copy I have through a shredder. Upon reading this I feel as if this whole paragraph isn’t necessary.)
We never got around to shooting the movie. Just like I never got around to shooting my personal project “The Job”. I did get around to shooting “Pizza Delivery Man” but that’s another story.
I feel if we were in high school now, we would make the movie. Not because we’d be any more motivated or any wiser, but because the consumer electronics has come down to a more affordable level. Sure, the quality (of picture & script) would be terrible, but it would be fun to bust out at parties.
However, with the half-completed script sitting on my bookshelf and Final Draft on my computer, I can now actually try and put this screenplay in the proper format. And with the “Leave the Bottle” show as our format, we will be doing a poorly-acted “radio” version of the movie. In fact, I have already started. I do have to say, writing a character named “Gehrke” whose motivations and background I don’t quite understand makes me question my reality.
R J Gehrke once did the Kessel run in 8 parsecs, but no one was around to document it.