I feel like we made a giant leap forward today, Emily and I, working out several problems in the GET BETTER outline:
- TIME LOCK: The major events of the film will happen in one week…Roy’s (Robert Linder's character) last week of life.
- A-CHRONOLOGICAL: We reserve the right to flash forward and back in time…whenever we feel like it.
- BAD ELLIE: Our protagonist (Traysie Amick's character, which would eventually be played by Marisa Viola) is now flawed…awfully flawed. And paranoid.
These three realizations have clarified our story. The stunted, kind of boring, first draft has come alive with new possibilities.